Early Care and Education Preschool Program
These programs serve children ages birth through kindergarten. Children are provided services based on their individual development, not their age. Each of our five classrooms adheres to the best practices of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the Program for Infant-Toddler Care (PITC), and the California Foundations & Frameworks. We use Creative Curriculum to apply these practices together into applicable classroom practice.
These practices include:
- Low child-caregiver ratios
- An enriched environment
- Recognizing the individuality of each child
- Extended Caregiver face-to-face interaction
- Curriculum adapted to the learning needs of each child
Our infant staff understands that all routine interactions with infants are opportunities to provide assurance and validation to the child.
These are the youngest in our center. Their ages are from birth to about nine months. We feel that these young children, who are out of their homes at such a young age, need to have the opportunity to see a familiar face each day.
Some children may have started to walk and explore their world. They are provided with lots of opportunities to discover and learn about their environment.