Navigate Life Texas: Resources for kids with disabilities and special needs

Navigate Life Texas: Resources for kids with disabilities and special needs

El Papalote Inclusive Child Development Center

El Papalote Inclusive Child Development Center  provides child care for children with disabilities as well as their peers without disabilities. El Papalote was created to provide quality child care for children in an inclusive environment. They are rated at four stars and are a Texas Rising Star Vendor with Child Care Services (CCS). 

The staff at El Papalote uses their specific experience and training to work with the children and their families. They have created a setting in which each person is valued and their strengths are recognized and used. They understand that every child learns differently. Through play, children learn different ideas, cultures, and people. The Center uses an intergenerational approach in a culturally diverse environment.

El Papalote provides day care for children from six weeks to 12 years of age on a part- or full-time basis. Their daily activities are guided by the [National Association for Education of Young Children NAEYC and authorities in the early childhood education field. Activities include art, math, science, music, and movement. Other activities include early reading, dramatic play, language arts, and more. Children learn to trust their own feelings about what they learn, hear, see, and do. This helps them to begin sharing their experiences with peers.   

El Papalote also offers Parents Night Out. This respite event occurs once a month on a Friday. It allows parents of children with disabilities to have some free time. They are able to drop their children off for three hours and it’s free of charge. They also offer before- and after-school care. 

For more information, call the staff at 915-544-8484. Their offices are located at 1101 E. Schuster Avenue in El Paso. For more resources in this area, check out our page on Find Services, Groups and Events.

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