"Encouraging Early Learning Discoveries Through Love and Laughter"
1109 W. Prince Road, Tucson, AZ 85705
We offer full and half day programs for children 4 weeks up to 12 years of age. Children in our full day program come for 6-10 hours a day, however a child may stay longer for an additional charge. Half-day children may come up to 6 hours daily. We ask that children in our three and four year old classes please arrive by 9 am as this is when our most important learning begins and we ask that all ages arrive before 9:30 am so we can plan for lunch and staffing. We do understand that some families have varied schedules and we are always willing to make accommodations for them and their children if you give us a call.
Our academic curriculum follows the Arizona Early Learning Standards. We offer a Multi-experiential, Christian-based curriculum that includes Language Development and Phonics, Math, Science, Social Studies, Art, Sensory Play, Cooking, Drama, Gardening, Dance, Music and Bible stories with crafts and games! Each classroom uses a weekly theme based curriculum which is geared toward the learning abilities of the children in each age group.
All our teachers are required to be C.P.R. and First-aid certified, as well as have a fingerprint clearance card with a background check. Many of our teachers have been with us for several years. Our teachers are also required to receive 20 hours or more of specialized training each year. Several teachers are taking college courses in Early Childhood Education.
We have been participating in the First Things First, Quality First Program since 2010. As participants in this program, we receive ongoing coaching, support, training, and teaching materials. We are constantly trying to improve our preschool and the Quality First Program helps with this by providing assessments, a plan for improvement and the funding for new educational supplies. They also provide workshops, help with college class tuition and funding for some child care scholarships.
Child and Adult Care Food Program
As participants of the Childcare and Adult Food Program (CACFP), we are able to provide all children in attendance, a well-balanced and nutritious Breakfast, Lunch, and 2 snacks (am/pm) at no extra charge. Our weekly menu’s are created by Ms. Linda Kovacs (Owner) to ensure that not only are all the nutritional requirement are meet but also with the intention of providing our children with a diverse selection in order to support their dietary development and expose them to different foods. For those children with allergies or dietary restrictions, we will make every effort to substitute items in accordance with the CACFP guidelines and with a pediatricians recommendation. *This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Before and After School Care
We provide extended care for Kindergarten through 5th grade before and after school with transportation provided to and from local public and charter schools. On days that school is closed we do offer a complete full day program for an additional fee.
We offer multiple child discounts for customers paying in advance. Payments are made weekly and we accept cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, debit cards and money orders. We are D.E.S. approved! We also have a limited number of scholarships from First Things First for our families that qualify.