Phyllis Schneider, Director
|Monday||7:45am - 4:00pm|
|Tuesday||7:45am - 4:00pm|
|Wednesday||7:45am - 4:00pm|
|Thursday||7:45am - 4:00pm|
|Friday||7:45am - 4:00pm|
Children are enrolled for specific sessions, based on parent's educational or employment needs.
|Monday - Friday||7:45am - 12/1pm|
|Monday - Friday||7:45am - 3/4pm|
Our Child Development Center acknowledges that parents are the child's primary teachers and therefore we strive to maintain a strong, positive home-school relationship with ongoing, open communication. The child joins us to build upon their home experiences within the new environment of school. We recognize that each child is his/her own special and unique person. The child's individual needs, feelings, language and culture are acknowledged and respected.
Teachers and children must work together to create a meaningful learning environment. We value the education of the whole child. We provide developmentally appropriate, open activities to stimulate the child's interests and problem solving skills in the areas of social, emotional, physical, cognitive, and creative growth. We also encourage the child to initiate and follow through on their own ideas, to make choices and to make decisions. We trust the child's abilities to accept responsibility and to succeed.
We view the child as an eager and active learner. Each child has his/her own unique temperament, personality, style of learning and pace of learning. Common to all children, however, is the need for hands-on, concrete experiences to assimilate new concepts and information from the world around them. By offering an open, accepting environment, each child is free to explore activities through their individual learning style. We also strongly believe that central to this growth is the development of mutual respect and honest communication.
- How many children are in a group?
There are 24 children per classroom with a Lead Teacher and at least two Assistant Teachers, so the minimum ratio we run is 1:8.
- What kind of qualifications do your teachers have?
All Lead Teachers have a minimum of a B.A. plus graduate work in Child Development, or a related field, and all hold the State of California Child Development Permit. Three teachers have one or more State of California teaching credentials, and four of them hold Masters or equivalent Degrees in Child Development or a related field. The Assistant Teachers are primarily students enrolled at Pierce College or another college. They are studying Child Development or show an interest in working with children at this age level. All Assistants are under the direct supervision of a Lead Teacher. All faculty members have been fingerprinted with a background check clearance through the State Department of Justice, FBI, and State Abuse Index Check.
- Do you accept 'special needs' children?
All children are accepted and enrolled into our program following all District, State and Federal guidelines including the most recent Americans with Disabilities Act.