Las Cruces Public Schools Early Childhood Programs believe the foundation for learning includes the total development of the child. Our goal is to provide developmentally appropriate activities, which meet the social, emotional, physical, cognitive and language needs of the individual child. Believing that children learn through play, we plan our curriculum within a caring and creative environment. The design of the curriculum enhances the child’s repertoire of knowledge and skill, to increase self-confidence and to promote social skills. Weekly objectives cover the following areas: social and emotional development, self-help skills, fine and gross motor skills, language development, STEM, numeracy and literacy skills, as well as other kindergarten readiness objectives. Children are encouraged to express themselves through creative art, dramatic play, storytelling, singing, and other hands-on activities. Educational staff are engaged with the collection of authentic observation documentation and curriculum planning to meet the needs of every child.