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Quality Child Care

Learn about the importance of early childhood education for your child's future- http://www.zerotothree.org

Inform yourself with research on all stages of human development to better understand the health of children, adults, families and communities: http://www.nichd.nih.gov

Look over the "Tips for Parents on How to Select Quality Child Care" checklist below to help your search for quality child care: http://www.naeyc.org/files/academy/file/OverviewStandards.pdf

Find a Safe and Healthy environment for Your Child: http://www.ccfc.ca.gov/parents/learning-center/child-care.aspx#/?a=childcare 

Accessible and affordable early and school-age care and education programs for low-income families: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/occ

When looking for educational and developmental services and resources, choose the National Association for the Education of Young Children: http://families.naeyc.org

Facts and Trends on Child Care

Facts and figures on child care (statistics from the National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies) http://www.naccrra.org/node/2495

Discover trends about major issues affecting children today: http://www.childtrends.org

Other Helpful Resources for Parents

A bilingual site for families of English language learners, created just for parents and families to provide you with the information you need to help your child become a good reader and a successful student: http://www.colorincolorado.org/families/

Preschool & Child Development

Since 1973 the Hacienda La Puente USD Child Development/Early Primary Programs Department has been providing quality early childhood education for young children in the communities of La Puente, Valinda and Hacienda Heights. We take pride in our programs and we strongly believe in partnering with parents to ensure children's successful transition into kindergarten.

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Our Programs

Find programs that match your needs and qualifications:

Head Start  (half-day program)

State Preschool   (half-day program)

Child Development Center (all day/year round)

CalSAFE/Early Head Start (teen parent program)

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Administrative Offices

Half-Day Programs    

Student Services Center

455 N. Glendora Ave, La Puente CA 91744

Phone: 626-933-6547

 

Full-Day Program

Amar Children's Center

1000 N. California Ave, La Puente CA 91744

Phone: 626-933-7101

Our Mission

Mission Statement
It is the mission of Child Development/ Early Primary Programs to provide quality learning opportunities for all children enrolled in our programs.

 

Vision Statement
The Child Development/ Early Primary Programs is a community of faculty, staff, parents and children who are committed to developing life-long learners of all ages and who value themselves and the diversity of all people.

Our Preschool Curriculum

The philosophy behind our curriculum is that young children learn best by doing. Learning isn't just repeating what someone else says; it requires active thinking and experimenting to find out how things work and to learn firsthand about the world we live in.  In their early years, children explore the world around them by using all their senses (touching, tasting, listening, smelling, and looking). In using real materials such as blocks and trying out their ideas, children learn about sizes, shapes, and colors and they notice relationships between things.

Play provides the foundation for academic or "school" learning. It is the preparation children need before they learn highly abstract symbols such as letters (which are symbols for sounds) and numbers (which are symbols for number concepts). Play enables us to achieve the key goals of our early childhood curriculum. Play is the work of young children.
 

Preschool Outcomes

All preschool students are assessed during the school year using the Desired Results Development Profile, a research-based observation tool, to determine the developmental level of each student in the areas of personal and social competence, effective learning, physical and motor competence, and health and safety.