A Child's Place A Child's Place was established in 2004. We are a non-profit center with a mission of serving the community with quality affordable child care and early childhood education. We believe that low group sizes and lower ratios then what the state requires offers the children in our care a more nurturing and caring experience. Having lower ratios also allows our teachers more time to spend teaching and developing learning plans to meet the needs of each individual child. Our curriculum is HighScope and is used throughout the program from Infants to Pre-K. HighScope is a research based curriculum that was developed in 1960. It has been proven through research to be a valid and credible curriculum. Please go to HighScope.org and click on the "parent" tab for an in depth discussion and explanation of HighScope.
We would love to have you and your child come and take a tour of our facility! Walk-in tours are given between 9:00a.m -10:30am and 11:30am-2:00pm Monday thru Thursday. Tours by appointment only on Friday, no tours after 12:00.
If you would like to schedule a tour for a particular time please call us at 303-233-4851.
The Toddler I Room (below and bottom right)
This room is for children who are 12mos. to 2yrs and walking. In this room children begin to transition to a schedule. It is here that the children begin to have longer story and large group time, take only one nap per day, eat from a plate, drink from a cup (no bottles after 30 days) sit at a table and rest on a mat. Ms Maria is our teacher in this room with a 1:4 ratio. Ms Maria has been on staff for 7 years. Ms. Maria is early Childhood Teacher qualified as well as having a number of classes toward her B.A. in ECE.
The Toddler II Room
A very busy room where once again our low ratio of 1:4 allows the teachers to take time on an individual level for each child in care. Here enormous strides in language are made. Small group time is extended to include more books, colors, counting and short discussion of the monthly theme. Children in this room begin to fine tune gross motor skills and begin to master some fine motor skills. It is in this room that children begin to work in self directed activities (center time) for longer periods of time moving around the room and the teachers provide individual attention for learning. Ms Paola has been on staff 6 years and has an A.A. in ECE. She is currently working on a BFA degree.Ms Avelina has been with ACP for 2 years and has an Elementary Education degree.
The Infant Room (left & below right)
Our infant room is open and beautifully spacious with plenty of room for young toddlers to learn to move around and really develop their newly acquired gross motor skills. The infant ratio is 1:3. Staffed with three full time teachers, two of which are infant room supervisors, there is always staff enough to pay careful attention to the needs of the children in our care. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and well educated in the field of infant and toddler development. This room is always on a "on demand" schedule so the Infants and Toddlers have many chances throughout the day to decide what they would like to do and when to do it. Ms Devonne (am) is an INS, she has been on staff for 9.5years. Ms Maria (pm) is INS and has been on staff for 8 years and Ms. Christie has been on board for nearly 2 years. Ms Devonne holds an A.A. degree in Early childhood education as well as being Director qualified Ms Christie a B.A. in Psychology as well as an M.A. in Communications.
Ms. Maria is currently seeking her A.A. in ECE.
The Pre school/Pre-K room is another spacious, beautiful room, This room begins at age 2.5years and continues through 6 years. Children must be completely toilet ready to be placed in the Pre-school Pre-K. A mixed age group is particularly good for these ages as the younger may receive assistance from the older children thus creating responsible helpful older children with good self esteem and trusting younger children who are presented with positive role models not only by the teachers, but also their peers. Children in this room begin to problem solve and to recognize space boundaries with our unique social and emotional curriculum in addition to the academic curriculum. Pre-Kindergarteners are ready for Kindergarten on many levels when they leave A Child's Place. The ratio in this room is 1:7 or 1:8 dependent upon the age of the majority of children. There are three full-time teachers and one part-time teacher to assist. Ms Rosa (lead teacher) has been at the center for 8 years, she is Director qualified. ECT qualified and is close to completing her A.A. degree in ECE. Ms Valerie has been with us for nearly 4 years and is ETC qualified and years and Ms. Dulce has just recently joined our staff.
Part-time preschool is also available! Please