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Children's Institute, Inc.: Early Care and Education Programs

Early Care and Education Programs

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Center-Based Programs
CII offers full-day and half-day center-based ECE programs for children 6 weeks to age 5 at our Mid-Wilshire and Burton E. Green (Torrance) early childhood centers. Center-based Head Start and Early Head Start programs for children ages 2–5 are also offered at 23 other early childhood centers located throughout Central and South Los Angeles. CII’s ECE classrooms employ the Creative curriculum, which focuses on the individual needs of each child and supports all areas of development—language, cognitive, social emotional, physical and creative. Progress is tracked through ongoing screenings, assessments and tracking of developmental milestones. The program includes providing children with balanced meals daily.

Home-Based Programs
Through our Early Head Start program, we are able to provide families with an experienced Home Visitor who works with the caregiver and child in the home once a week for an hour and a half. Home Visitors help parents learn about their child’s development through a series of activities and assessments drawn from the and evidenced based home visitation curriculum. In our home-based programs, parents attend social activities at our centers where they meet with other families and form relationships within their community. These home-based services are offered in the Mid-Wilshire district, Compton, and Watts.

Family Child Care
CII has developed a network of family child care homes throughout Los Angeles County that provide ECE services to children ages 6 weeks through 5 years. CII staff provide training to all of these licensed providers and ensure high-quality care.

Early Childhood Mental Health
Offered in selected geographic locations in Los Angeles County, CII early childhood mental health programs provide center- and home-based mental health services to assess and treat emotional, behavioral and relational difficulties experienced by young children, strengthen parent-child relationships, and promote healthy parenting.

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