Our well qualified credentialed staff provides innovative and a creative model of early childhood education program thoroughly demonstrating understanding of developmentally appropriate theory and practice.
The curriculum promotes spiritual, cognitive, language and communication, social, emotional, and motor development in a holistic manner. You will see a wide variety of materials and experiences for our children to explore and experience.
Centers and zones of learning engage children in activities related to interests of the children. Art, music, movement, dramatic play, science, math, literacy, sensory and motor play are integrated into daily experiences where children are active explorers of their environment.
Our staff role is to guide and support the children's learning and encourage them to extend learning beyond the original plan.
Age range of children: 2 - 5 years
Children are placed in the rooms based on their age and developmental levels.
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Acquire and refine the fundamental movements of balance, movement, touch and coordination
Acquire and develop fine motor skills
Recognize that their body is created by God and takes special responsibility to take care of it.
Understand that God is a loving God
Value family relationships and understand the importance of obeying parents and significant adults
General: Are able to engage with others in learning activities, including the ability to explore, create, experiment, observe, plan, analyze, reason, investigate, and question. Initiate investigation as a result of carefully observing their surroundings
Enjoy creative expression
Understand math vocabulary, concepts, and directed activities
Understand the importance and use of language in the environment
Have cultivated prewriting skills in the context of emergent literacy
Are aware of different letter sounds
Understand the importance of being the primary educator of their child and of participating in the educational process of their child by partnering with the center in providing an enriched educational experience for their child.
Children at our center will not receive physical punishment. Children who have conflicts or problems with others while at our center will be encouraged to verbalize their anger and concerns. Even infants without verbal skills will hear their caregivers describing problems, solutions, and logical consequences. The role of the adult at the center is to be a helper to positive problem solving. Our staff members guide rather than punish.
Children whose behavior endangers others will be supervised away from other children. The child then will process the problem with a staff member and any other concerned parties. Staff rarely uses “time out” unless a child is emotionally out of control, and needs a private time to regain composure. Verbal processing is our preferred technique.
Discipline, i.e., guidance, will always be positive, productive, and immediate when behavior is inappropriate. No child will be humiliated, shamed, frightened, or subjected, to verbal or physical abuse by staff or by parents on the premises or during field trips.
Frequent parent conferences will be arranged with the caregiver and the parent to come up with a plan to help the child to over come the negative behaviors. Child and parent may be supported with referral services if that need occurs.
If any child’s behavior becomes a danger to the other children, staff and the property of the center on a constant basis, care may be terminated for the child.
If you are interested in enrolling in our preschool program then click here to download an application on the Programs Overview page.
Please return this form with registration fee to the ICCDC, 1201 N. China Lake Blvd., Ridgecrest, CA 93555.