Language(s) spoken with children by staff: English and Spanish
Culturally specific program: Our program participates and is involved in the different cultures of each home. We invite parents to participate in events and teach something that relates to their culture (Country) for example: In food, articles, music, dance, history, etc.
Educational philosophy or approach: Maria’s Daycare & Preschool provides appropriate care by giving children opportunities to learn through activities and play through The Creative Curriculum for Preschool that teaches language, social-emotional, physical and cognitive skills to support their development and learning. We work to develop trust, security, love and acceptance of each other. We believe that everyone is able to learn through play, literacy and music. Instruction is in Spanish, however we support families who speak English as well. We respect one another regardless of differences between people.
Planned Preschool Promise Portion of the Day: 8 am - 2 pm
Preschool Promise portion of the day includes a nap/rest time for children: No.
Days of Operation: Monday - Friday
Extended Care Hours: 6 am - 5 pm
Enrichment and Special Activities: We go for for walks in groups around the neighborhood for explorations. We plan activities together with the parents to participate in an event or craft. We let the children get involved in preparing recipes, such as cookies, play dough, without them having access to the kitchen. We respect all families in their decisions.