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
Nov 1 & 2 - Holiday; No school
Nov 3 - Children Full Day
Nov 6 & 7 - Symposium
Nov 8 - Staff Inservice; No children
Nov 9-13 - Children Full Day
Nov 14 - Tuition Tuesday
Nov 15 - Children 1/2 Day; 11:30 Pickup
Nov 16 & 17 - Children Full Day
Nov 20 - Parent Seminar
Nov 21 - Children Full Day
Nov 22 - Children 1/2 Day; 11:30 Pickup
Nov 23 & 24 - Holiday; No school
Nov 27 & 28 - Children Full Day
Nov 29 - Children 1/2 Day; 11:30 Pickup
Nov 30 - Children Full Day
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...
As we come upon the end of Native American Heritage Month, we recognize the importance of being able to offer an education that is grounded in our Keres language and culture. We are grateful for the recent blessings of snow and rain and that we are able to talk about this blessing in our language to one another and to the children at KCLC. How beautiful it is to have the blessing of learning from our Indigenous Knowledge Systems, which are embedded in our Keres language, and to have our Elders, whose first language was Keres, to help us to do so.
Reclaiming the education of our children is a difficult but much needed pathway, and we at KCLC continue to do our best to meet our mission: 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.
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.