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Zara Family Daycare

1622 Aurora Dr
El Centro, CA 92243

(760) 337-1710


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
Time & space more

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  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • cooking
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
Physical activity more

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  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
Other subjects taught

Day in the Life

General School Mission

I believe that children should be taught and encouraged, not punished.
I use positive reinforcement, logical consequences and modeling to teach the children in my care how I want them to behave.

A Typical Day

Activities offered:
Infants - Floor play, interactive Tummy Time, Lullabies
Toddlers - Blocks and Balls, Potty Training, Language development including numbers, letters and colors, Story time
Pre-School - Art, Painting, Cooking, Fine Motor Skills through play dough, stacking and sorting toys, Memory development through matching games, stories and songs.