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Diversity Statement

 

A Leap of Faith Child Development Center, INC is a Star 5 program. It caters to a diverse community of children, families, and staff.

Our mission is to provide excellent childcare for families and children of diverse backgrounds. We are absolutely committed to treating each individual in our community with respect, and we strive to include and acknowledge, in all that we do, each individuals unique character and culture. Additionally, we are dedicated to providing only meaningful and developmentally appropriate opportunities for children to experience diversity in the classroom. ALOF policies and procedures are guided by this commitment.

We Care

Our Values - A Leap of Faith Child Development Center provides a safe, nurturing, and developmentally appropriate program which fosters: active learning, support for the whole child, and a child centered environment.

 

We foster innovation
We embrace teamwork
We strive for excellence
We respect and support families
We commit to service at all levels
We respect and appreciate diversity
We actively listen and seek to understand
We communicate openly and productively
We use resources creatively and responsibly
We are committed to closing the gap
We abide by the NAEYC Code of Ethics and Statement of Commitment
Our vision is to be nationally recognized as an outstanding child care center.

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Curriculum

ALOF strives to integrate awareness and appreciation of diversity into all aspects of its curriculum.  We are currently integrating two curriculums, FunShine and PATHS Social Emotional Curriculum.  This exposure to diversity needs to be continuous and included in all areas of the classroom.  Furthermore, the integration of diversity in the curriculum will reflect the interest and developmental readiness of the children.

The basic components of Head Start are also incorporated into our Redding Full day Preschool and Early Head start Programs (i.e., health assessments/screenings, home visits, parent empowerment workshop, policy council, etc.) to maximize the opportunities for parent involvement.

Staff : Child Ratios

INFANTS: 1:4

YOUNG TODLERS 1:6

OLDER TODDLERS 1:8

PRE-SCHOOL 1:10

PRE-K 1:10

REDDING PRESCHOOL 1:10

REDDING PRE-K 1:10

EARLY HEADSTART 2:8

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