Philosophy

Our Pedagogical Statement:


We believe teachers are valuable, they teach how to live and prepare for the future.

We believe values at home should be enhanced at school.

We believe parents and family members should be involved in a child’s life, learning should be a partnership.

We believe that children are natural learners, and they learn best when they interact with others and work actively with materials.

We believe children should be given the opportunities to learn skills through meaningful and interesting activities, with a hands on approach to learning.



Children’s early years are the most important time in their lives. They thrive in stable, predictable, and loving environments. They learn best with hands-on, real life experiences. We want children to learn to be self-disciplined and self-motivated. Children can use the same materials at different ages in increasingly elaborate ways. We want to provide them with as many opportunities as we can to explore, examine, and re-examine their environment. 

Our environment reflects and supports our ideas about education and family in various ways.  Childhood is valuable and important to us. We believe that education should be integrated with life and provide training for cooperative living.  Children should be given an opportunity to learn and develop to their highest potential through exploration and play. By providing a space that makes them feel as if they belong they can get excited about learning by becoming independent and making choices and developing their own interests.   

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As teachers, we have a vital role in supporting and enhancing the value of children’s play. Our role as a caregiver is the same as that of a parent, children need to feel loved and protected in our care. We believe that boosting self-esteem and self-confidence in children is an important part of our program. Your children are encouraged to express their feelings and learn to be self-disciplined and self-motivated. Providing a rich variety of materials will allow children the opportunity to explore and learn by their activities and experiences. They can have fun and enjoy socializing with others while learning. Children are, for the most part, independent and like to do things on their own. We believe that children thrive when they are able to experiment and test things out for themselves. They need to make mistakes and figure out conclusions on their own, or with assistance. We believe that a teacher’s role is to listen, observe and understand the strategy that children use in a learning situation. We offer mixed age grouping as a means for children to learn from one another, and to further recognize that children grow and develop at varying rates.

 
 

Every program needs a schedule, not a rigid one, but one that lends to a sense of predictable rhythm to the day for the children. We plan a well balanced schedule in which children don’t feel rushed or fatigued, depending on the needs of the children. They will participate in numerous indoor and outdoor activities, while being exposed to language and other skills. We understand that it is important to adjust to the children’s needs as they present themselves. They learn early to find out by themselves, partly by their own spontaneous activity and partly through material we set up for them. Our curriculum is based on our knowledge of a child’s intellectual, social, physical, and emotional growth.