Preschool in Tucson, AZ 85705
1075 West Roger Road
Tucson, AZ 85705
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We are a non-profit agency delivering Head Start and related programs throughout southeastern Arizona for prenatal through preschool age children and their families. The focus of our work is:*Early Childhood Education & School Readiness *Health & Nutrition *Parent Engagement & Family Development
The purpose of the Childrens Services Department (CS) is to provide children and families with quality education experiences that will help them create learning foundations that they can build upon in the future. To create this foundation the CS department takes on several responsibilities, the most wide-reaching being the development of appropriate curricula and developmental domains, where the domains involve enhancing specific developmental areas: math, science, language and literacy, social, emotional, cognitive, physical, and creativity.
The CS department leads the agency in the planning and implementation of curricula in all mediums such as the classroom, Home Base option, Early Head Start and Family Literacy. The department is also heavily involved with the exploration of modern child development research and theories, component responsibilities that enable the agency to offer quality, up-to-date educational experiences & opportunities to children and their families.
The CS department supports the teaching staff of all program options, helping them to develop and implement methods and strategies that will enhance the childs educational experience. A high degree of emphasis is placed on relationship-building, specifically those between the teacher and parents, which is a standard based upon research that demonstrates such positive interaction between teacher and parent increases the childs chances for educational success.
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At Child-Parent Centers we believe:*Children are magical and competent, constant, and curious learners; *Parents want the best for their children and learning for themselves; *Staff bring integrity and expertise with an attitude that supports teamwork, learning, and development; *Learning thrives within respectful relationships; *Positive Outcomes result from appropriate and consistent learning over time; and *We All participate in life-long learning, as both teachers and learners.
We value safe, healthy, nurturing and happy environments.
We value ethical leadership, high standards, and continuous improvement.
We value staff development and assist one another to find our own voice.
We value open, honest communications that acknowledge diverse perspectives.
We value integrity, personal responsibility, and a sense of ownership.
We value collaborative relationships, mentoring and teamwork.
We value the unique role of parents as their child’s first and most important teacher, as a decision maker, and as a partner in teaching and learning
We value the unique contributions made by people of diverse backgrounds and perspectives
We value accountability and the efficient use of public funds to ensure positive outcomes for children, families and the community.