Early Childhood Development Centers

A COMMITMENT TO GIVING EVERY CHILD AN OPPORTUNITY TO SUCCEED

Whether your child is an infant taking his or her first steps, a toddler building social skills, or a preschooler making friends, we are honored to be a part of this journey with you. Our Early Childhood Development Center professionals guide each child through learning experiences that promote independence, resiliency, and self-confidence. Our family-focus approach means children are school-ready and families are able to support their continued learning.

OUR TEACHERS CHANGE THE WORLD ONE CHILD AT A TIME

Established in 1992, El Concilio Early Childhood Development Centers provide comprehensive, early education for each stage of development with research-based curriculum for infants, toddlers, and preschool aged children, through a nurturing environment that promotes proper physical, mental, cognitive, social, and emotional development.

We help create a path for your child to enter elementary school and achieve future academic success. Your child will benefit from coordinated parent involvement and positive teacher-child relationships.

CENTER STAFF PROMOTE A SAFE, NURTURING, AND HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT FOR LEARNING

Our highly qualified teachers are early learning professionals who are experienced in early care, education and child development, promoting emotional, physical, and intellectual growth in a fun, engaging environment. Licensed by the State of California, all classroom teachers hold a Child Development permit issued by the California Commission on Teacher

Credentialing. Center staff represent diverse cultures and ethnicities, and most are bilingual, supporting English-language development.

WE KNOW PARENTING CAN BE A DAILY LEARNING EXPERIENCE

Center staff recognizes that you are your child’s first teacher and support the continued growth of that relationship. All Center teachers are encouraged to participate in continued early learning training and workshops that support individualized professional growth and development.

For more information about our Centers, eligibility guidelines, locations near you, and how to enroll your child, please call us at (209) 644-2600.

OUR CURRICULUM IS DESIGNED TO MEET THE INDIVIDUAL NEEDS OF EACH CHILD AT EACH STAGE OF DEVELOPMENT

The first five years of a child’s life are a time of tremendous physical, emotional, and cognitive growth while developing social skills and independence. The developmental support children receive during these early years greatly affects future academic

achievements and the level of success they achieve later in life.

We understand that play is the foundation of childhood learning. During play children develop critical thinking skills necessary to ask questions, be inquisitive, and learn how things work. Play is how children start to understand their world and develop socialization skills, while learning how to problem-solve and strengthen language skills. Our Centers utilize the “Creative Curriculum”.

‘CREATIVE CURRICULUM’ MEETING NEW EXPERIENCES WITH WONDER, EXPERIMENTATION, AND ENTHUSIASM

Creative Curriculum is a research-based curriculum that features exploration and discovery as a way of learning. It supports teachers at all levels of experience in planning and implementing a high-quality, developmentally appropriate program.

The curriculum’s planned activities and strategies, along with strong teacher-child interactions, enable children to develop confidence, creativity, and critical thinking skills.

The courses are designed so teachers can develop studies and lesson plans based on the needs and interests of the children, while our low teacher-to-child ratios help children acquire social confidence and the skills they need to succeed as life-long learners.

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF YOUR CHILD AT OUR CENTER

From your child’s very first day, his or her progress towards kindergarten readiness is tracked through developmental screenings and assessments that are shared with you at your parent- teacher conferences.

Every classroom has a daily schedule and routines designed for your child, offering them the opportunity to play indoors and outdoors, participate in small and large groups times, and choose what interest areas to work in. Every day your child is in school prepares him or her for kindergarten and beyond.

INFANT, TODDLER, AND TWO’S PROGRAMS

Our Infant, Toddler and Two’s curriculums are designed to meet your child’s basic needs by fostering secure attachments while supporting cognition and brain development through responsive caregiving. The classes focus on characteristics that make each

child unique, such as temperament, experiences, dual-language learning and aptitude. We work with you as our partner.

PRESCHOOL PROGRAM

Our Preschool curriculum focuses on the learning areas of literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, the arts, and technology, providing each child with a program based on 38 developments, and learning objectives that build on how and what children learn.

Our classrooms offer an effective learning environment filled with planned activities, classroom materials, routines and experiences to guide each child’s learning and developmental goals. Supporting your child is our purpose; and, we encourage families to connect with us by fostering positive relationships.

A NURTURING ENVIRONMENT OF IMAGINATION AND DISCOVERY

El Concilio Early Childhood Development Centers is a department within El Concilio dedicated to developing strong, independent, resilient, happy and well-adjusted children.

The department participates in the Quality Rating Improvement System through First 5 San Joaquin and the San Joaquin County Office of Education. We are funded through the California Department of Education and the Office of Head Start, as well as from our sponsors and generous donations from people like you.

EL CONCILIO EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT CENTERS

Our Centers are licensed by the State of California, Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing (Title 22), and the California Department of Education (Title 5). We are CACFP Certified and each student receives a well-balanced and nutritious breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack at no cost to the families. Our program has an open door policy; we encourage parents to stop by to observe their child at any time.

For more information about our Centers, enrollment eligibility, and locations near you, please call us at (209) 644-2600.