Welcome to the Happy Trails Family. Happy Trails and Desert Trails have been actively involved in child care since 1990. We are a full day educational child care program for working parents. Our mission is to enhance the physical, emotional, intellectual and social needs of young children. Your child will discover friendship and sharing while developing a positive self image. At the same time we strive to acknowledge the specific needs of each individual child. Our program encourages open lines of communication between the parent and the preschool at all times. We invite parent involvement in our many daily activities. Our door is always open and we welcome you to visit at any time.
Philosophy and Goals
Here at Happy Trails and Desert Trails we are always working towards a nurturing, yet challenging environment. We are State Licensed, DES approved, on the USDA food program, participate in First Things First and The Early Inclusion Program through the Blake Foundation/Easter Seals. We have a state certified teacher on staff as well as staff with their CDA and everyone is required to continue their education. We are a center where your child will feel safe and be educationally stimulated. We provide an environment where each child can grow and learn at his or her own pace in an individual child directed classroom while enjoying fun and rewarding achievements that come with learning. We are set up so each child has the opportunity to investigate, explore, study and discover in and outside of the classroom. Phonics, music, reading, writing, arts and crafts, games, dramatic play, science and math will all be part of your child’s daily schedule.
We believe that our program strength comes from our dedicated teachers. We support our teachers in continual training and educational resources. We are proud to say that all of our staff are CPR and First Aid Certified, have a fingerprint clearance card, CPS background check, TB and food handlers card. Our staff also receives at least 20 hours on continuing education classes and training through ADE and ADHS required trainings.
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