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Child Development Center

 

WHAT WE PROVIDE FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

 

PRESCHOOL PROGRAM

Circle Time

Our preschool program for 3-5 year olds is designed to encourage a balance of child initiated and teacher facilitated activities.  Our preschool program offers children a variety of choices provided within a carefully prepared indoor and outdoor environment.  Age-appropriate program activities include art, music, dramatic play, block play, manipulatives, literature, books, language arts, cooking, water and sand play, gardening, animal care, outdoor enrichment and creative problem-solving activities.  Language and literacy will be built-in within the hands-on curriculum.  A nutritious breakfast snack and afternoon snack are provided daily.  A daily rest time is provided for full-day children.  The teacher-child ratio for our program is a flexible ratio of 1 teacher:8 children within an entire group.

TODDLER PROGRAM

Carmen @ Circle Time

Our toddler program for 18-30 month olds focuses on developing warm, nurturing, and trusting relationships between toddler and caregiver for the young child to feel confident and competent to explore and try new social-emotional, cognitive, and motor skills.  Toddlers learn lessons holistically---they do not segregate learning into separate lessons or domains.  Our Child Development Center teachers will practice responsive care, where individualization of care is dependent on truly observing and getting to know the whole child.  Developmentally relevant exploration activities and sensory-motor interests will be abundant in the toddlers program.

Child & Bike

 

We highly encourage regular parent volunteers to participate in the program.  The regular teacher-child ratio for our toddler program is a flexible 1 teacher:4 children.  At times, we may have as many as 1 teacher:6 children, or as little as 1 teacher:4 children.  Our toddler program for 18 months-36 month old children is a special group where we practice the following research-based developmental principles:

PRIMARY CAREGIVING

Toddlers Outdoors

Your toddler will be in a small group with 4 other toddlers within the entire group of 12 toddlers.  The Toddler Teachers will assign the group into small groups of six toddlers assigned to a primary caregiver who would track and know the child’s cues, patterns, and preferences of care. 

CONTINUITY OF CARE

MArgie

Your toddler’s primary teacher will remain consistent throughout the year and stay with the toddlers for continuity.

SMALL GROUPS

Toddler Painting

Our program will maintain consistent and identifiable small groups with the toddler program for the young child’s safety, security, and trust in the caregiver and his or her peers.

 

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Child Development Center

 

Corinna Calica, M.A.

Program Director

925.424.1575

CCalica@

laspositascollege.edu

 

Main Center Number

925.424.1560

 

Program Director

925.424.1575

 

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