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Early Childhood

"Early Childhood Education
is the key to the
betterment of society."
-Maria Montesso

Rewiring Brains | Early Childhood Program

Early childhood is the most critical time for brain development. 

The trauma of homelessness in a child can cause lifelong developmental, physical, and emotional damages. Our Early Childhood Development program focuses on trauma recovery, with researched-based academic curriculum in safe, nurturing surroundings that stimulate brain development.

Over 200 children walk through the doors of our 50,000 sq. ft. facility each day. Our highly-qualified classroom teachers use a research-based curriculum that integrates instruction across developmental domains and early learning disciplines.  The program serves children ages five weeks to five years, offering enrichment programs such as art, music and physical development. 

Our Early Childhood Program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), whose rigorous standards offer assurance of high-quality education. Vogel Alcove is a part of an elite 5% of childcare providers in the U.S. with this distinction. 

51%

of american children
experiencing homelessness
are under age five

90%

of human brain
development occurs
by the age of five 

4X

Homeless children
are 4X more likely to
show delayed Development

Our programming is culturally competent, holistic, and family-centered.

Programs and Services

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Early Childhood Education

We integrate Dr. Becky Bailey’s Conscious Discipline—a brain- and research-based social/emotional intelligence program. It teaches self-regulation through positive and nurturing relationships with caregivers, adults and children.
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Mental Health

In order to address mental health issues we perform social/emotional screenings for mental health. For those who need services, we provide onsite sessions with counselors and therapists.
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Nutrition

The children practice family-style dining and our USDA farm-to-table certified program ensures a nutritional breakfast, lunch and snack each day.
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Healthcare

An on-site pediatric nurse practitioner cares for the children's health needs, makes referrals for well-baby exams, and provides health training for parents. The Parkland Hospital HOMES program provides weekly on-site medical and dental programs and other services.
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Outdoor Classroom

Our Nature Explore-certified outdoor classroom and our therapeutic gardens gives children regular time in nature. It improves social and motor skills, supports creativity, reduces stress, and teaches empathy.
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Additional Enrichment

Art
Daily Naps
Yoga Lessons
Chess Lessons
Music
S.T.E.A.M Curriculum
Plate, fork and knife icon

Nutrition

The children practice family-style dining and our USDA farm-to-table certified program ensures a nutritional breakfast, lunch and snack each day.
READ MORE

Early Childhood Program

We integrate Dr. Becky Bailey’s Conscious Discipline—a brain- and research-based social/emotional intelligence program. It teaches self-regulation through positive and nurturing relationships with caregivers, adults and children.
READ MORE

Mental Health

In order to address developmental delays, we perform developmental screenings. For those who are assessed with delays, we provide onsite speech, occupational and/or physical therapy.
READ MORE
Healthcare icon

Healthcare

An on-site pediatric nurse practitioner conducts well-child and well-baby exams, referrals, and health training for parents are offered. The Parkland Hospital HOMES program provides weekly on-site medical and dental programs and other services.
READ MORE
Nature Explore Icon

Outdoor Classroom

Our Nature Explore-certified outdoor classroom and our therapeutic gardens gives children regular time in nature. It improves social and motor skills, supports creativity, reduces stress, and teaches empathy.
READ MORE

Additional Enrichment

Daily Naps
S.T.E.A.M Curriculum
Yoga Lessons
Chess Lessons
Music
Art
READ MORE

Our Stories

Vogel’s Family Dinner

(Make sure you visit our Facebook Page to find more pictures to LIKE and SHARE!)   On Tuesday, May 22nd, we invited our families, board members, teachers, staff, and volunteers to have a Family Dinner

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89%

of Vogel Alcove Preschool
 children assessed as Kindergarten
ready at Graduation

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