We believe that each child is unique. Early childhood is a remarkable and critical stage of life when young children learn through exploring their environment, making discoveries, asking questions, and forming hypotheses about the world around them.
We do our best to be sensitive and responsive to children’s interests, needs, and individual competencies. We make every effort to maximize children’s development and learning by enriching their engagement in meaningful learning experiences as they ask questions and explore their surroundings.
We encourage children to be active and curious as they construct their individual interpretations of the world. Finally, we work to create an emotionally responsive setting where children learn respect for their own and other’s individuality and cultural similarities.
We consider children’s family relationships to be primary in their lives. Our goal is to honor each child’s family and find ways to work together as partners for the good of the child. Teachers and families work together to ensure that children are successfully participating in the classroom even when professional practices and values differ from family practices and values. We want to encourage an atmosphere where parents and teachers can learn from one another and share what is important to them. A child’s education is linked to working with families to better understand the development of the child.
We believe that children will learn best during their time with us if they have strong, supportive, and nurturing relationships with our staff. We realize our moment-to-moment interactions with children have a profound influence on their development and learning. We also believe that the social relationships children develop through play and peer interaction significantly contribute to their development and learning across the language, cognitive, social, emotional, and physical domains of development. Teachers develop weekly curriculum based on the observed interests and needs of the children that address all aspects of child development across all domains.