The Keres Children’s Learning Center (KCLC) is a not-for-profit educational organization that supports Cochiti Pueblo children and families in maintaining, strengthening, and revitalizing their heritage language of Keres.
Maria Montessori crafted an approach toward education based on meeting children’s developmental needs and satisfying their developmental tendencies that they might fully realize their unique potentials.
KCLC utilizes the Keres language naturally, supporting children who are already bilingual in Keres and/or supporting families in helping their children learn Keres.
for your SUPPORT
Thank you for supporting the work of the Keres Children's Learning Center. Your valuable contribution is incredibly important for the development of our programs.
list of ACTIVITIES
May 1 - Parent Seminar
May 2 - Tuition Tuesday
May 3 - Holiday; No School
May 4-9 - Children Full Day
May 10 - Children 1/2 Day; 11:30 Pickup
May 11 - Children Full Day
May 12 - End-of-School Family Picnic
May 15 & 16 - Children Full Day
May 17 - Children 1/2 Day; 11:30 Pickup
May 18 - Children Full Day
May 19 - Last Day for Children
May 22-24 - Staff Inservice; No Children
May 25 - Last Day for Staff
May 26 - KCLC Offices Closed
To build awareness, inspire connection and belonging in the work of Indigenous Education, and create opportunities to collectively work toward Indigenous language revitalization through education using an immersion, dual-language, and Montessori model rooted in community knowledge and values.
Words from Trisha Moquino...
On the first day of summer, we pause to share gratitude for the natural occurrence of the Summer Solstice, which happens when our place on Earth—the Northern Hemisphere—achieves its annual maximum tilt toward the sun. It is the longest day of the year for Turtle Island, taking us towards shorter days and longer nights. The Summer Solstice marks a time when many of our Pueblo farmers are out in their fields early in the morning singing to their plants and nurturing them, a tradition dating back to time immemorial.
It was through our languages that the wisdom of our ancestors was passed down for generations, informing how our people tended the land, working with the earth’s own rhythms and supporting the habitat that sustains life, without damage to the climate.
Summer is a time for Corn Dance in many of our Pueblos, when we pray for rain, good health, and strong and healthy children. We are grateful to be able to dance our summer dances together again in person, and we are grateful for all of you who support KCLC in our continued collective journey around the sun. Happy Summer Solstice and Happy Summer to all of you.
With that, we wish you all continued strength, love, and hope as we all work to create a future where our children and their children will be speakers of our beloved Keres language. Thank you all for being here on this journey with- us we appreciate you greatly.
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This October, our Director of the Indigenous Montessori Institute, Tracey Cordero, will be leaving KCLC to work for the tribe as the Tribal Administrator of Pueblo de Cochiti. Although we are sad to lose her, we know her numerous skill sets, her amazing work ethic, and love of our people will guide all the good work that she is bound to do at the Tribal Administration offices (which is just a hop, skip, and jump away from KCLC). She will not be that far away, and we know she will continue to support KCLC. We are grateful to Tracey for her commitment to KCLC and the strong foundation she has helped to create at our Indigenous Montessori Institute. We wish you all the best, Tracey!
There are 3 ways you can make your donation.
1. Donate Online – Click on donate button
2. Donate by Mail Keres Children’s Learning Center P.O. Box 113 Cochiti Pueblo, NM 87072
3. Donate by Phone – Call 505-274-8049 or 505-999-8310
Keres Children's Learning Center
Keres Children’s Learning Center (KCLC) strives to reclaim our children’s education and honor our heritage by using a comprehensive cultural and academic curriculum to assist families in nurturing Keres-speaking, holistically healthy, community minded, and academically strong students.