Gilroy, El Paso, and Dayton

In lieu of recent and tragic events around the nation, our hearts go out to the families and communities of Gilroy, El Paso, and Dayton. At IHSD, we are in the business for shaping lives and building a better future through quality child development and support services. Our efforts to teach young students socio-emotional skills ring especially important today as we witness hatred dividing our country. We teach our children empathy, kindness, respect, and self-control. These become invaluable lessons that we hope will manifest in our students to become excellent contributors to society. We are proud of the work we do, and we're thankful for your support as we start a new school year.


My #FavoritePreschoolMemory with Elizabeth Ponce

IHSD alumna-now-staff, Elizabeth Ponce, shares her #FavoritePreschoolMemory. What's yours?

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I remember being in class with one of my favorite teachers, Ms. Lorreine (sp?). I didn't speak much English and being of an extremely shy temperament didn't help much. With her, I, however, remember feeling very safe. As I became felt more secure in my new environment, I remember vividly playing with my new friends outside at the Pacifica site that IHSD once had. I can still remember the structures that were there and how the outside area looked.

A second special memory I have is the visit from the firefighters, specifically the sound of their breathing in their masks as they showed us how they crawled on their hands and knees in a burning building. They turned off the lights to make the room feel darker and had us stay quiet, so we could hear the sound of their breathing.Read more