"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world". Nelson Mandela
Early Childhood development is a process that is continually changing and expanding, therefore both structured and unstructured activities are offered for children. However, our basic philosophy is one of freedom to learn, grow, and make choices. We believe that children learn through play and we have structured the environment to reflect that belief. This does not mean that the program is not carefully planned. Staff members are encouraged to be flexible and to allow the children freedom to learn at their own pace. All activities are steps to growing and developing physically, socially, emotionally, and cognitively. Children learn in different ways, with all their senses. Varied experiences and materials will be provided for multisensory and whole brain learning. Cognitive learning is not overemphasized, but rather children are exposed to a variety of activities and involved in academic tasks designed to help them develop a positive self-image. Practice in motor skills is encouraged. Children learn independence, turn-taking skills, and how to interact with others.
Our atmosphere promotes acceptance, mutual respect and encouragement. A stable, organized environment with caring adults, clear expectations, and appropriate consequences supports the overall development of the child. We consider our program to be a partnership with families. Daily communication and collaboration between families and teachers is encouraged.
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