Ignacio Early Learning Program is a, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit child development center. The school provides child care and early education services year-round for families with children three to five years old. Ignacio Early Learning Program serves 46 children per day and is made up three classrooms:
Ignacio Early Learning Program has adopted an emergent curricular model, called Creative Curriculum. While we have identified developmental goals for every child in our care, teachers are trained to be in tune with the child perspective. Children support the direction of the study that is selected based on their interest level. Lesson plans and daily activities will reflect their interest. It is the responsibility of the teacher to: 1.) thoughtfully observe the children in their care and determine what themes are peaking their curiosity; 2.) weave social/emotional, language, fine/gross motor, and cognitive learning into the thematic planning process.
Each of the three Ignacio Early Learning Program classrooms utilizes the Creative Curriculum as well as Teaching Strategies GOLD — powerful teaching tools to facilitate individual child assessment, organized documentation and curricular planning.
Ignacio Early Learning Program is proud to be a program that serves children with a variety of needs. We contract directly with the Colorado Department of Human Services to serve low- to moderate-income families who qualify for the Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP). Ignacio Early Learning Program also serves children under the Colorado Preschool Program (CPP).
Ms. Jamie Garcia brings 7 years of teaching experience to our program and currently holds her CDA credentials. She is furthering her education through online training on the Teaching Strategies and the Colorado Shines websites. Ms. Jamie was born and raised in Colorado. and is a mother of a wonderful son. When she is not at the preschool, she enjoys camping, fishing, and spending time with her family.
Mission Statement: Providing High Quality Experiences for Children & Families.