Little Flower Educational Child Care strives to maintain the Title 22 State Guidelines and incorporate NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) Criteria for High Quality Programs in the context of a Catholic environment.
The staff is expected to treat the children with respect and kindness, helping them to feel safe, learn to respect others, learn to cooperate and develop a sense of self worth knowing that they are children of God and very much loved by Him.
The curriculum is based on sound research of educational philosophy and practices which facilitate the growth and development of the whole child including the spiritual and social aspects.
Developmentally appropriate teaching practices which take into consideration the child’s age, background, needs and interests is our goal.
Assessment of Progress
In our preschool level, most assessment is conducted through observation of the child. Pre-kinder and Kindergarten participate in more structured forms of assessment. These assessments are intended to be used to make decisions about the children, the instruction and improvement of our formation program.
Children are taught to make healthy decisions through exercise, nutrition and safety practices.
Teachers are educationally qualified and participate in on-going training and staff development.
The parents are the first educators of their children. We partner with them to support them in their role. Maintaining good family relationships and communication is essential to the spiritual and academic success of our center.
Initiating and maintaining relationships with the local businesses and the use of resources available to it in the community helps the center reach its program goals. Community resources are made known to families for the wellbeing of their children as well.
Buildings and grounds are maintained and conducive to learning, health and safety for our young children. Play areas are designed with age appropriate equipment to foster gross motor development.
Leadership and Management
Little Flower Educational Child Care is working toward a clear articulation and implementation of policies and procedures that support a stable staff, strong personnel, fiscal, and program management.
At Little Flower Educational Child Care we strive to maintain the highest educational standards while providing an environment most conducive to spiritual, mental, emotional and physical growth. To do so, we have incorporated standards adopted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and Special Programs to enhance the learning experience of your children.
We believe that staff, teachers, the surrounding community, and your family are integral parts of each child’s education and we will work together to form a network of support.