The Islita Creative Center and the Jon & Janie Mangus Children’s Center provide complimentary education opportunities to local children and teenagers with the goal of instilling critical thinking, healthy lifestyles, and environmental awareness in its youngest neighbors. Toddlers enjoy subsidized nutrition and early stimulation in the areas of motor skills, language, and socialization.
Older kids benefit from beginner’s English, arithmetic, reading & writing, science, and social studies. The Islita Creative Center hosts after school programs to encourage creative and critical thinking, self-esteem, and inquisitive drive. Attendance is voluntary and free for all participants. Art, creative play, and research are at the core of the Center’s curriculum and activities emphasizing the use of computers, high-speed Internet, and multi-media equipment.