Child Development Center

The Mission's Child Development Center is designed for children ages 6 weeks to 6 years old who reside with their moms at the Naomi Family Program.

Licensed by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the Child Development Center fosters curiosity, creativity, independence, and self-esteem using developmentally appropriate curriculum that enhances spiritual, social, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth in young children.

Through the model of Jesus Christ, our center helps children respect themselves and each other, understand differences and similarities among themselves, and learn how to solve problems arising from those differences.

Curriculum

Through group activities, active learning centers, monthly themes, and directed lessons, we prepare children for school by teaching:

  • Christian faith development
  • Gross and fine motor skills
  • Literacy, math, and art
  • Science and technology
  • Social/emotional language

Family support

Our Parent Resource room provides information on child development, spiritual growth, and other relevant topics that guide parents in their journeys. Regular parent meetings offer information and opportunities to discuss ideas for raising children who thrive. And three times a year, we plan field trips for the whole family to encourage family fun and engagement.

Licensed teachers

Our teaching staff is highly experienced and educated. All of our teachers have met the guidelines for teacher certification with the Department of Human Services.

Intergenerational support

The CDC believes children should interact with adults of all ages. That’s why older adult volunteers are welcome. Both the children and the volunteer ‘grandparents’ love the attention they get. All volunteers and staff undergo a strict background check to ensure our children’s safety.