About Child’s Path Golden Gate
Our Golden Gate Center provides high-quality early childhood care and education to the children of teen parents enrolled in the ”Teenagers as Parents Program” (TAPP) at Golden Gate High School. We also provide parent education and mentoring to our teen parents. They can then focus on graduating high school and plan a successful future knowing that their children are safe in a nurturing environment. This Center serves children age two weeks to five years old. It is also open to the children of Collier County Public School System staff. We follow the Collier Schools academic calendar and are only open on days that teachers work, mid-August through early June.
Child’s Path has worked tirelessly to keep children safe throughout the pandemic. Since this center operates under the Collier County Public School system, Child’s Path follows the health and safety directives of CCPS and the TAPP program regarding parents and students in our programs. Child’s Path staff are still required to receive temperature checks and undergo a 100% health screening process.
Golden Gate Success & Outcomes
Last year, 100 percent of all children at our Golden Gate High School Center, ages one to five years, were assessed as meeting/exceeding their developmental milestones in all four areas measured. 98% of those who graduated to kindergarten tested “kindergarten ready,” 45 points above the Florida average of 53%. 100%. of the teen moms who were seniors received their high school diplomas.
Qualified Teaching Staff
Our teachers offer themselves to the process of becoming co-facilitators of knowledge by opening doors to new possibilities. All of our employees are thoroughly screened and are required to hold Child Development Associate (CDA) credentials, and all staff are trained in child CPR.
Child’s Path’s educational approach is based on the highly regarded Reggio Emilia Philosophy. We create a fun, hands-on experience to inspire children’s lifelong love of learning. Additionally, lesson plans are based on the nationally recognized Creative Curriculum. Creative Curriculum includes developmentally appropriate goals for children within four main categories of interest: social/emotional, physical, cognitive and language.
Yahismix (Jasmin) Rivera, Center Director
Location: Golden Gate High School, 2925 Titan Way, Naples, FL 34116
Hours: Mon.–Fri., 6:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Extended Hours: 6:30 a.m.–4 p.m. Ages: Six weeks to 5 years old
Free to Members of the Teenagers as Parents Program (TAPP).
Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) : A child must have turned four (4) no later than September 1, 2020 to be part of this program.