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Welcome to the Christina Kent Early Childhood Center

Serving the children of economically diverse working families with quality childcare, early education & nutritional services.

The Reggio Emilia Approach

The philosophy of education and pedagogy of Christina Kent Early Childhood Center are inspired by the world-renowned schools for young children in Reggio Emilia, Italy. We are inspired by the following principles of the Reggio Emilia Approach:

  • The image of the child as strong and competent.
  • Collaboration between parents, teachers, and children.
  • The environment as the third teacher. The power of documentation to make the learning process visible.
  • In-depth studies based on children’s interests.
  • Collaborative planning and professional development.

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Career Opportunities: Executive Director

Our Interim Executive Director, Erin Hagenow, will complete her assignment with Christina Kent in May 2016. We have organized a Search Committee and are accepting resumes from qualified candidates through January 29, 2016. See Executive Director Expectations and details on how to apply.

Hello Friends of Christina Kent,

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Puppets are a great way to engage the imagination and attention of children of all ages. Puppet play can help increase your child’s social skills, confidence in speaking, motor skills and promoting dramatic play. The Bunny students made puppets of themselves and used the puppets and their incredible imaginations to tell stories. See MoreSee Less

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2015 Tennis Tournament Registration

Registration for our 12th Annual Tennis Tournament begins on May 15th. Click below for additional details. Thank you for your continued support!

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United Way Grant

Christina Kent Early Childhood Center received a grant for the 13-14 school year.

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Combined Federal Campaign

65253 is the ID# for Christina Kent Early Childhood Center with the CFC.

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New Mexico Early Learning Guildelines

Early learning guidelines serve as a framework to capture some of the important aspects of development in the early years. Consider these guidelines to help your children grow, develop and learn at their fullest potential.

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Support Christina Kent

At Christina Kent, we work continuously to bridge the gap between what our families can pay, what State funding provides, and what it costs to deliver our high quality early childhood educational program. We bridge the gap with grants, fundraising events, and donations.

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   Early Education

In a world where education and skill levels determine future earnings, the importance of investing in high quality early childhood programs cannot be overstated. See how Christina Kent prepares children for the future.

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   Reggio Emilia

The principles of the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education inspire our curriculum at Christina Kent. Learn what makes this educational philosophy powerful for children, parents, and teachers.

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   Events Calendar

Check our Events Calendar for the rich educational experiences and other events at CKECC. From the Explora monthly “Growing a Scientist” mobile program to meetings of the History Committee, there’s a lot happening at CKECC.

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   Support CKECC

Our children deserve high quality early childhood education. We work continuously to bridge the gap between what parents can pay, State funding, and what it costs to deliver our program. You can help us bridge the gap.

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