A Childs Garden is a fully inclusive program that accepts children of all abilities, of all backgrounds and all socio-economic levels. The program is play-based, incorporating best early childhood practices and quality standards from the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the New Mexico Department of Children, Youth and Families. All children learn differently and at different rates.
Children are active learners, acquiring knowledge and learning through their daily experiences at home and in the classroom. Each child is an individual, with unique strengths, interests, personality and approach to learning. Early childhood learning emphasizes cooperative play in an atmosphere of acceptance and respect. The environment is sensitive to the childs individual needs.
An atmosphere of mutual respect among staff and families is important for all who interact with children. When staff members recognize and value the beliefs, customs and traditions of each family, the entire community benefits. Staff members work as partners with families in planning and setting goals for their children.