Flexible Programs for Working Parents
Our curriculum is designed to create a love for learning. We use an emergent approach that permits learning through your child’s own interests, actions and passions. This approach to curriculum capitalizes on the strengths of the individual child and focuses on the crucial areas of early learning and development for school readiness.
We provide breakfast, hot lunch and an afternoon snack, served daily family style. We designed these communal gatherings to be learning opportunities; children learn to serve themselves, develop good habits, and get to know what their body needs. Teachers engage in relaxed social time while making plans for the day based on the interests of the children with emphasis on self-image and language development.
At CDA we believe that children are learning all the time. We’ve designed our facilities to include outdoor classroom areas that encourage exploration and a connection to nature. Children learn through hands on activities in science, math, art, music, language and literacy in fresh air, getting close to nature.
Our literacy program, “Storytime!” partners with parents, as a child’s first teacher, to develop and nurture their child’s love for reading. Each month, their child receives a reading bag that includes a new book, resources on how to read as a family, and tips on how to build healthy reading habits and a home library. By increasing home literacy parents support their child’s healthy development. Sponsor a Year of “Storytime!“
CDA is proud to be consistently rated at the highest tiers by the First 5 San Diego Quality Preschool Initiative. This program uses a comprehensive quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) to ensure program quality.
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We would love to give you a personal tour of our centers and show you the CDA difference. You’ll meet the CDA team, see our amazing facilities and get any questions you have answered. We hold our tours in the morning between 9:00a.m. and 11:30a.m. and in the afternoon between 2:30p.m. and 5:30p.m. Fill out the form below to schedule your tour today.
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