Information for Parents
We accept applications all year. For more information, please contact us by email, phone, or during our business hours.
Hours of Operation
Childcare services are provided from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM Monday to Friday. School age care will also be conducted at these times.
- At Frida Kahlo we believe communication between parents and staff is key for a more meaningful learning experience for our students. We are here to support our families’ goals and needs by building strong relationships and working together as a team in order for our kids to be successful in life.
- Our program provides a soothing environment with simple but interesting materials for infants. We plan strategies and activities for our practice thinking about babies’ individual needs and ways to support each child to meet their goals. Our staff focuses on establishing close relationships with each infant by getting to know them and making them feel safe and confident. We offer a safe and practical environment that provides babies the freedom to explore by looking, smelling, savoring, hearing, and touching to better understand the world around them. Through play and experiences with objects and people, infants begin to discover what they can do with their own bodies and understand how things work.
- When our infants make their transition to toddlers, the toddler classrooms and teachers are ready to welcome the little explorers. Everything in the classroom is designed for them, to explore and discover new things each day. At this stage of development young minds begin to form meaningful connections to the world and everything around them means a new learning experience. The program focuses on introducing essential skills and knowledge, this is achieved through planned activities, free play, communication, independence, expressing feelings, and appropriate interactions with other children and adults. We help each child to work on their fine and gross motor skills, building an early vocabulary, etc. All of this is essential as it gives them a head start in their life and academic success.
- We provide a safe space for expression, exploration and individualized learning based on physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development of each child. We are focused on fostering independence, communication skills, motor and social skills, and hands-on learning. We encourage children to express their ideas through pretend play, their artwork, and/or through their day-to-day interactions with others. Here at Frida Kahlo, we help children advance skills in core pre-academic areas such as mathematics, language and literacy, science, these are all practical skills needed for their next journey, kindergarten!
- Students explore social justice issues and build cultural competency in an educational setting. Students will examine in depth the historical and current impact of children’s, teachers’, and families’ cultural context in our schools. Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to: identify and define appropriate terminology in multicultural education, describe and critically evaluate and communicate the social, political, and cultural origins and manifestations of racism, classism, sexism, heterosexism/homophobia, ableism, and ageism in the current education system, identify and critically analyze the cultural contexts that have shaped the student’s experiences as well as those of the children and families served in the educational setting, explain the impact of bias on the healthy growth and development of all children, define and describe the following approaches: anti-bias, multicultural, culturally relevant, and bilingual/bicultural, design, assess, and adjust a culturally relevant anti-bias curriculum.
- In this course students integrate the family and community contexts in which a child develops. Students also explore cultures and demographics of families in society, community resources, strategies for involving families in the education of their child, and tools for effective communication. Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to: evaluate and describe the cultural influences, social issues, changes and transitions that affect children, families, schools and communities, examine the concept of family, school, peers, media and community as socialization agents, analyze strategies that empower families to establish and maintain collaborative relationships to support the growth and development of children, identify how one’s own family history and life experiences may impact relationships with children and families, identify community services and agencies that support the needs of children and families and establish resource and referral systems for parents and educators, and be prepared to communicate in verbal and written form with the parents.