Early Childhood Programs
The Central Valley Early Childhood Programs offer year-round child care and education options for children between the ages of four weeks and 6 years of age. The following options are available:
Child Care: For children ages four weeks - 6 years
Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program
For a list of locations and services, please contact the main program office at 228-5810 or visit the Early Learning Center located at 10304 E 9th Avenue. No transportation is provided to and from these programs.
The Central Valley Early Childhood Program believes that a high quality education and care program provides a safe and nurturing environment that promotes the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development of the child while responding to the needs of families. We believe each child is an individual with certain basic needs. We strive to provide an environment filled with rich and varied experiences which encourages the development of creative interests and abilities. Our aim is to provide an environment that will allow each child to reach his or her highest potential and enable them to meet the demands of an ever-changing world. With this philosophy in mind, each staff member endeavors to implement the following objectives:
- Help children and families acquire a sense of personal worth and dignity.
- Teach children personal and social responsibilities by providing experiences for their growth and development as individuals and as members of a group and instill respect for the opinions and rights of other cultures and individuals.
- Provide children with an atmosphere of love, understanding, and acceptance in order to foster good physical, mental, social and emotional development.
- Develop a high degree of open communication between the program, school, home and community.