Who We Are & What We Believe
Pro Diversity & Non Sexist Education
The Las Positas College Child Development Center is committed to providing all children the freedom to be whoever or whatever they choose rather than limiting their options. In this respect, our goals are:
- To portray both males and female as nurturing, capable, feeling human beings
- To refrain from gender – casting jobs and stereo – typing gender roles
- To encourage both active and quiet play for both boys and girls.
Non sexist / anti bias education begins is at the core of our being and practice. We believe in its active and ongoing pursuit within our program, which we acknowledge presents continual learning challenges to parents and staff alike.
Anti-bias education is an approach to early childhood education that sets forth values-based principles and methodology in support of respecting and embracing differences and acting against bias and unfairness. Anti-bias teaching requires critical thinking and problem solving by both children and adults.
The overarching goal is creating a climate of positive self and group identity development, through which every child will achieve her or his fullest potential.” We see this as an integral aspect of our educational program.
To assist our teachers with the implementation of our Constructivist philosophy, we will utilize theoretical materials from The Creative Curriculum by Dodge, Colker, and Heroman. The Creative Curriculum serves as a framework for our curriculum development and incorporates careful attention to design of the learning environment (with a focus on interest centers), developmentally appropriate practices (DAP), purposeful planning, and accurate assessment of children’s learning outcomes.
Teachers will use a variety of natural methods to observe and document the interests and abilities of each child in their care, and intentionally develop curriculum that is responsive to the individual child interests.
Due to the evolving concern with the COVID-19 virus the Child Development Center will close from Monday, March 16, 2020 through Friday, April 3, 2020.
For more information please contact:
Fax: (925) 373-6912
License # 013420889
Located in Building 2300 at the northwest edge between the P.E. Complex and Science Buildings.