We believe all children deserve an equal opportunity to learn and develop to their greatest potential while realizing that each one is a unique individual. We feel parents are the first and most important teacher in a child’s life and for this reason it is critical to have a close partnership with each family at our center. We also feel that with the right resources and perseverance all of our teachers and parents will succeed in exposing our children to a learning experience that will foster a positive and enriching sense of self and respect for others.
We believe that the opportunity to learn is introduced through developmentally appropriate activities and hands on learning experiences. These activities develop skills in the areas of social communication, physical, and cognitive growth.
We believe that children learn in a positive, nurturing, stimulating atmosphere where they’re encouraged to solve problems, be independent, satisfy their natural curiosities, make choices, and understand the impact their actions have on themselves and others.
We believe that teacher and child conversation is an important tool for growth and development.
We believe that children are intelligent in 8 different ways in varying degrees. (Howard Gardner, Multiple Intelligences Theory – Linguistic, Logico-Mathematical, Visual-Spatial, Interpersonal, Intrapersonal, Musical, Kinesthetic and Naturalist). This teaching method is essential in making sure that all children, who have many different learning styles, have the chance to understand what is being taught to them. We integrate a variety of activities that cater to multiple learning styles, meeting the needs and interests of all children.
We believe that children learn best through concrete experiences guided by a teacher functioning as a facilitator.
Children learn to be independent, competent, confident, caring and have a love of learning.
Children learn in an encouraging atmosphere where they will feel happy and develop an enthusiasm for learning.
Children’s imagination is stimulated through the application of skills and knowledge by providing developmentally-appropriate activities.
Children learn relate to others and help them develop a caring, unselfish attitude and be aware of the needs of others.
Children experience a well-balanced, individualized educational program that focuses on the uniqueness of their needs, in which they can grow personally, socially, morally and academically.
Children’s learning is enhanced through an effective partnership between home and school.