Chaparral Family Development Center (CFDC)
The CFDC includes a 5-Star, Pre-K Program that operates under the auspices of the Children, Youth, and Families Department (CYFD), Early Childhood Education (ECE) Program. The 5-Star rating provides the highest quality of early learning experience for the children in the community, while providing the teaching staff opportunities—all residents of Chaparral– for professional development in ECE. The CFDC serves over 50 children and families on a monthly basis. With the Extended Pre-Kinder Programs, the CFDC serves 29 families during any given academic year.
The CFDC provides a complete bilingual and bicultural variety of services for infants, toddlers, and children to assure they are ready and familiarized with the routines of school. After-school programs are also provided. The Center offers a variety of services for infants, toddlers, and children to make sure they are ready and familiarized with the routines of school. The Center offers a family-style atmosphere and provides a rigorous academic curriculum geared to help children make a smooth transition to regular school.
Objectives of Pre-K Program
- Collaboration between other ECE programs,
sharing of professional expertise
- Professional development for all teachers.
They are required to be currently enrolled in
post-secondary ECE courses
- Provide links to established educational systems
- Focus on Growth: tracking, monitoring,
and individualized work plans for children
- Assure Parents understand the developmental
progress their children are making so that they
can become more involved in their children’s
- Parent involvement