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INFANTS

6 weeks to 12 months of age


Program Goals:

  • To meet each child’s physical, intellectual, as well as social and emotional needs completely.

  • Provides infant care according to their needs to improve their development.

  • Children grow through the opportunity to expand and develop in well-designed program.

  • Planning activities to stimulate the senses in which infants recognize and learn through the use of their eyes, fingers, sense of taste and smell.

  • To provide opportunity for the use of large and small motor skills with both indoor and outdoor activities.

  • Environments and with appropriate, planned curriculum.

  • Works together with parents and staff in the education of their children.

  •  To be supportive of parents encouraging involvement, encouraging open and honest communication while using tact and discretion.

  • Helps your child to develop good nutrition habits.

  • To implement strict sanitation procedures that aide in ensuring a safe and clean environment.

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TODDLERS

12 months to 36 months of age

Program Goals:

  • Our young toddlers will be learning how to be independent, work to develop their fine motor skills, and continue working on their large motor skills. The teacher will be playing, reading, singing, doing simple finger plays, simple art and nurturing them.

  • Our toddler will be learning self-help, how to wash their hands, potty training, tooth-brushing, etc. they will continue to have reading time, music, art and physical activities appropriate to their age.

  • To meet each child’s physical needs while setting the stage for future independence in self-care. I.e. toilet teaching, putting on coats, putting on shoes, etc.

  • To meet each child’s physical needs while setting the stage for future independence in self-care. Toilet teaching, putting on coats, putting on shoes, washing their hands etc.

  • To encourage curiosity and sense of wonder with an environment that is designed to limit the use of “no”.

  • To promote social growth.

  • Teacher modeling acceptable behavior is critical to the toddlers learning cooperative and group play.

  • To promote intellectual growth.

To provide an extensive variety of activities within an outline where cooperative play is

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NM EARLY PRE-K3

3 years of age

Program Goals:


  • Our young toddlers will be learning how to be independent, work to develop their fine motor skills, and continue working on their large motor skills. The teacher will be playing, reading, singing, doing simple finger plays, simple art and nurturing them. Our toddler will be learning self-help, how to wash their hands, tooth-brushing, etc. they will continue to have reading time, music, art and physical activities appropriate to their age. To meet each child’s physical needs while setting the stage for future independence in self-care. Toilet teaching, putting on coats, putting on shoes, washing their hands etc.

  • To encourage curiosity and sense of wonder with an environment that is designed to limit the use of “no”.

  • To promote social growth.

  • Teacher modeling acceptable behavior is critical to the toddlers learning cooperative and group play.

  • To promote intellectual growth.

  • To provide an extensive variety of activities within an outline where cooperative play is encouraged. Curriculum areas of art, math, science, cooking, music and movement, large muscle, practical life, dramatic play, language arts and fine motor activities. Through these activities, children are learning to be able to trust their own feelings about what they learn, hear, see and do. Recognizing letters, numbers, and shapes.

  • They also begin to share these experiences with others.

  • To promote physical/motor development

  • To provide care in small groups in order to give each child more personal attention, to prevent under and over stimulation, to allow more freedom of choices and to maintain a more relaxed atmosphere. 

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NM PRE-K4

4-5 years of age

Program Goals:

To provide an extensive variety of activities within a routine where cooperative play is encouraged. Curriculum areas are science, math, music, cooking and movement, large muscle, practical life, dramatic play, language arts and fine motor activities. Through these activities, children are learning to be able to trust their own feelings about what they learn, hear, see, and do and to begin sharing these experiences with others.

  • To build self-confidence and a sense of self-worth by allowing children to make choices for themselves within limits which help to build on successful life experiences.

  • To promote and instill a sense of caring for, and sensitivity towards others.

  • The activities will be drawn from the following curriculum areas: art, science, cooking, music and movement, drama, language arts, large muscle, fine motor, and math games.

  • Provide the child with opportunities to gain competence in a variety of skills and techniques that increases their interest and control over their environment.

  • To provide for each child’s physical well- being while in our care.

  • To provide opportunities to develop large motor skills and coordination through physically active play.

  • To develop in the child an active curiosity about the world in which they live and an enthusiasm for learning which stimulates exploratory behavior and creativity.

  • To help the child gain self-discipline in an environment where they know the limits and expectations.

  • To develop in each child an appreciation for beauty and nature.

  • To provide an atmosphere in the classroom which promotes respect for adults, themselves, others and materials.

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SCHOOL AGE

6 to 12 years of age

Program Goals:

  • Our school age will continue to develop their social skills. The teacher will be playing games indoors and outdoors to help them learn to work as a team and will also provide science, reading, and math projects for their continuing education. The activities are included but not limited to be drawn from the following curriculum areas: art, science, wood- working, cooking, music and movement, drama, language arts, large muscle, fine motor, and math games.

  • To build self-confidence, self- worth, and self-discipline we provide an environment where they know their limits and expectations.

  • To provide materials and opportunities for extended learning through the use of books, magazines, and computers will allow them to actively engage in their own interests.


All our age groups will be learning good health habits, socialization skills, and about the world around them. The Center’s staff encourages each child to explore their environment by assisting each child in developing problem solving skills, social interaction with peers and adults that enhances each child’s sense of self help and encourages each child to become a responsible and caring individual.

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