We value relationships
It is important for all teachers to know each child very well, creating a caring community that supports interaction and connections. We believe the foundation of a quality education starts with trusting relationships. We want to help each child develop a positive self image as well as the ability to relate well with others and make friends. We create opportunities for daily practice of social interactions so children learn to cooperate, negotiate and resolve conflicts.
We value families
It is important to us that all families in our program feel comfortable, included and valued. We respect each child’s unique gifts within an inclusive environment and we value the diversity of our little community.
We value play
We believe play is the natural activity of childhood and that children need rich opportunities for creative and imaginative play every day. We provide opportunities to help each child meet his or her fullest potential intellectually, socially, emotionally and physically. We support engagement through hands-on activities and exploratory projects. We believe early childhood is a unique time of life and we celebrate the joy and wonder young children bring to learning. We want children to develop a love of learning and a strong foundation for academic and social success.
We value consistency for children
We help children develop confidence, trust and independence through a familiar routine and consistent guidance. We provide guidance through a caring emotional climate and carefully prepared physical environment. Teachers thoughtfully plan schedules, routines and curriculum to provide security and growth for the children in their care.
We value wellness
We promote wellness of the whole child. As we care for the child’s physical needs during hand washing, dressing, meals and toileting, we always consider the emotional significance of these care-taking practices. We promote a child’s independence and pride as they learn to “do it by myself”. We serve nutritious meals and snacks, family style. Physical activity, outdoor play and fresh air are an important part of our program. We provide a clean, bright, beautiful environment that promotes health and wellness.
We value excellence
We serve both parents and children with excellence, demonstrating it in all we do. We know parents’ requirements and expectations, and working to meet and exceed them. We define our services to the parents up front in a clear and concise manner and demonstrate personal commitment to providing excellent child care and learning programs. We believe that everything can be improved and take ownership and pride in what we do.