Our mission is to provide early childhood services and opportunities for children 6 weeks through 9 years old through the use of a full-day childhood program with a written preschool curriculum, extended hours, and a before/after school program.
Our History and Goals
The Children’s Center opened its doors in 1972. It changed ownership in 1997 when the original owner retired. It is unique in that we have large classrooms and large shaded playgrounds. The Children’s Center is nationally accredited
and maintains low teacher child ratios. We are partners in the NM Pre-K program.
Our director has been the person in charge of the day-today operations and programs of the center since 2010. She has a degree and the National Administrators Credential (NAC). She was a classroom teacher and the night manager, before assuming the responsibilities of director.
Our teachers must have completed the 45 hour entry level childcare course before beginning work at The Children’s
Center. All teachers have background checks and drug test before their first day. Each year all staff renews their training in CPR. Twenty eight hours of continuing education is required each year.
Our goal is to meet the developmental needs of young children and their families. We are pleased to announce that we have implemented Continuity of Care. When your child is enrolled, they are assigned to the classroom that best meets the needs of their specific age group. We believe that when children start with a group of their peers, they have the best chance to form bonds with each other and their assigned teachers. These secondary bonds prove to be beneficial to the overall development of your child. The goal of Continuity of Care is to move the teachers through the various classrooms; and in turn, the children will move along with them. The expectation is teachers and classrooms keep up with the developmental stages of the children.