We Base Our Philosophy Upon These Core Beliefs:

Family Partnership

In order to provide the most effective program for a child, it is important that teachers and parents communicate regularly and share information, concerns, ideas and talents.  Families are the primary caregivers and educators of their young children; therefore, children grow and develop best when parents and teachers interact and communicate on a regular basis.  Parent involvement sends a positive message about the importance of learning to a child.

Inclusive Education

We believe that young children are capable and competent and show individual differences in learning styles, rates of development and a range of skills and competencies in the various areas of development.  We promote a developmentally appropriate, diverse learning environment that nurtures every child.  Recent legislation mandates that all students with special needs have the right to be educated with their peers.  It is our experience that an inclusive classroom can be beneficial to all students.

Respect of Child

We nurture respect for all children, teachers and families by modeling tolerance and empathy and providing opportunities to practice acceptance and caring behaviors.  By honoring differences and respecting the culture customs of each family, the overall development of the child is enhanced.  We believe that character development is just as important as cognitive development.

Social Development Before Academic Learning

Developmentally appropriate preschools offer children opportunities to practice the pre-academic skills that they need before they can begin academic learning.  Learning environments that encourage students to play and effective teachers to guide children in their play help develop these pre-academic skills so children are prepared to access their academic potential when they enter kindergarten.  Children who are encouraged to become self-directed, self-confident and emotionally secure will develop to the optimum level.

Total Child

Since development is multidimensional and interrelated, it is important to provide program experiences that nurture the development of the total child.  Wholeness comes when curriculum experiences provide opportunities for social/emotional, language, physical, cognitive and creative development.