Adelante High School provides a quality Infant / Toddler program on campus so our student-parents are able to finish high school. We also help students with life-skills training for the future.
The Center, managed by Najla Dornhofer, has both indoor and outdoor play areas with a variety of stimulating toys and equipment. Christine McPherson assists Najla with all the daily operations.
During the 2005-2006 school year, Najla created the concept of the Infant / Toddler Learning Program. She wanted to engage the children in age-appropriate activities within the following core areas.
In order to foster quality care, Adelante Infant / Toddler Program follows the Resource for Infant Educators (RIE) approach of encouraging children in the following areas:
The Student Assistant Class is offered every period during the school day. Along with the reading and written assignments, the students receive training in child development under the guidance of Najla and Christine. They learn:
Guest speakers are scheduled during the year to provde childcare workshops.
Adelante offers a Parenting Class emphasizing the importance of bonding with an infant during the critical first three years. In class, the students:
Eleanor Wolf founded the AHS Teen Parent Program in 1984. It was her dream to provide a loving, quality day care for teen parents who wished to continue their high school education. Mrs. Wolf served as Program Director until her retirement in 1998.
The Adelante High School Teen Parent Program works in conjunction with the Teenage Pregnant Parents Program of Placer County (TAPP).