We provide a developmentally appropriate environment that will foster optimal growth and development.
We value and respect each child enrolled in our program.
We believe children depend on responsive secure relationships to develop and learn.
We acknowledge that all young children learn in different ways and in different time frames.
We believe children learn best in an environment where they are free to exploreand make choices from a variety of developmentally appropriate materials and activities.
Goals and Curriculum
The program adheres to known principles of Best Practices and Evidence-Based research in the field of early childhood development/early intervention. The interests, strengths, unique characteristics of all children are considered when planning activities, environments and interactions. It is important to note that although there is a routine, flexibility exists in order to follow the interests of the child, group or "to take advantage of impromptu experiences." (Cook et al. 2000).
Learning Through Play Promotes All Areas of a Toddler's Development
Play is important to young children’s intellectual, social, emotional, physical and language development. Through play, children learn problem-solving, interpersonal skills, communication and other skills integral to their overall development. Young children learn through a sequence of experiences. To parents, this may look like just play, but it is play with a purpose. Children are given time to explore those materials, so that through repetition and success they develop the confidence to try more complex activities.
We provide a variety of specific activities and exercises that are designed within developmental concepts that will challenge the child and stimulate their senses and curiosity. Children learn by exploring and experimenting within their environment. To further facilitate growth and development, we believe it is extremely important to offer an atmosphere where children have an opportunity to play and learn through concrete experiences and social interactions.
At the Center we strive to provide an environment that is caring and nurturing and that will foster positive self-esteem and a positive self-concept.
Our Daily Routine focuses on skill acquisition accompanied by an enriched program concentrating on the following developmental domains:
Perceptual and Fine Motor
Newsletter - Toddler Tales
The Center publishes a quarterly newsletter to keep families informed about current events, birthdays and other pertinent information. If you have any ideas or upcoming events or special events you and your child attended, etc. that you would like to contribute to our newsletter, we encourage you to share this information with our office staff. Who knows, we may highlight your child in the next issue of Toddler Tales!