The King’s Daughters Child Development Center is the Center of Excellence for early learning, family support, and professional development.
The King’s Daughters Child Development Center was founded in 1965 and opened in 1966 to provide child care and educational programs for children from financially challenged families.
The King’s Daughters Child Development Center is a Reggio inspired center. We see each child as having inborn abilities and potential as well as strength and creativity. Children are not seen as “empty vessels” to be filled with facts and information. They are individuals deserving of respect; they are competent and capable learners. The physical environment is seen as the ” third teacher” offering lots of natural light, pleasing, comfortable furnishings, and beautiful artwork. We offer areas where children can gather to talk with one another, explore books and writing, take part in “hands on” science explorations, be creative with paint and clay, and of course a natural play area outside. Teachers are seen as partners in the learning process – allowing children to explore, ask questions, and test their own hypotheses. Teachers document the work of the child through child dictation, pictures, notes and recording of teacher/child and child/child conversation. We complete and carefully study daily documentation to help teachers plan new activities for the children.
The Reggio philosophy also holds dear the forming of community – with children, parents, staff and the neighborhood community at large. Parents are seen as their child’s “first teacher” and welcomed into the classroom community at anytime.
We hope you will come and visit us and experience our Reggio Inspired learning environment for yourself!
Members of The King’s Daughters family
Founded over 50 years ago as The King’s Daughters Day Home, today we continue to provide exceptional preschool experiences for children whose families are facing financial challenges. Services are offered to families on a sliding scale based upon the family’s income. Families and children are met “where they are” in their life journey and accepted into the preschool community with caring and respect. Our children are first and foremost met with love and acceptance. We know that true learning can only begin when children are comfortable with their surroundings and trust their teachers. King’s Daughters is open M-F from 6:30 am – 5:30 pm and serves a full breakfast and lunch along with a substantial snack in the afternoon.