Our programs are dedicated to providing a safe, supportive, consistent, challenging and holistic environment for young children and their families. Each child's day has an individual rhythm, as well as a predictable flow and structure. To ensure this balance, we provide a warm, nurturing setting that encourages children to learn through hands-on interactive exploration. A play-based approach provides a child-centered, teacher-guided curriculum, in which children are encouraged to construct their own knowledge. We are committed to creating a nurturing learning environment in partnership with parents to develop a sense of belonging and high self-esteem in each child. Our staff receive comprehensive ongoing professional development to stay current with the unique needs of young children and their families.
We believe this philosophy represents a strong foundation on which to begin lifelong learning and to launch a positive sense of self, others and the world.
Our programs strive to:
- Nurture positive self-esteem by providing an environment for successful experiences.
- Provide an inclusive environment meeting the unique and special needs of all children.
- Provide opportunities to develop social skills.
- Encourage emotional development through verbal expressions of thoughts and feelings, promote acceptable ways of expressing feelings, and help children learn to recognize and accept emotions in others.
- Foster responsibility for oneself in self-help, health, safety and interpersonal relationships and facilitate independence.
- Encourage development of large motor skills through outdoor and indoor activities and fine motor development through the use of manipulative toys, blocks and puzzles and other small tools and writing utensils.
- Enhance creativity by offering many kinds of materials and experiences in music, art, drama and literature.
- Develop language, literacy skills and multilingual skill and appreciation through stories, music and songs, dramatic play, problem solving, group discussion, and a rich environment.
- Facilitate cognitive development by broadening the child's experiences to increase their knowledge, concepts and skills.
- Promote cross-cultural understanding and respect by providing children with experiences in diversity through a multicultural, anti-bias curriculum.
- Stimulate divergent thinking by offering ample opportunities for hands-on problem solving and exchange of ideas.