KCLC is an early childhood learning center that honors the Keres language, traditions, and values of Cochiti Pueblo, New Mexico. Teaching methods encompass both native language immersion and holistic approaches to learning and are supported through the Montessori Method.
The Whole Child
KCLC will focus on educating the whole child by emphasizing social interaction and the education of the whole personality rather than the teaching of a specific body of knowledge.
Natural Language Use
KCLC will use the Keres language naturally. Supporting children who are already bilingual in Keres and/or supporting families in helping their children learn Keres.
Montessori sees children as they are and focuses on creating environments which foster the fulfillment of their highest potential as members of a family and world community.
Children will participate in everyday Pueblo activities, which will help to build their self-concept and sense of community, positioning them early in the Pueblo worldview.