Philosophy On Teaching

Our curriculum is integrated across all domains of child development--physical, social, emotional, linguistic, and cognitive. It is relevant, meaningful, and based on prior experiences allowing the children to make connections. We use The Creative Curriculum for Infants through Pre-K and we also use Handwriting Without Tears curriculum for teaching Pre-K children to write letters and words. The most important goal of the Creative Curriculum is to help children to become enthusiastic learners.This means encouraging children to be active and creative explorers who are not afraid to try out their ideas and to have their own thoughts. Our goal is to help children become independent, self-confident, inquisitive learners. We're teaching them how to learn, not just now, but all through their lives. The activities we plan for the children, the way we organize the environment, select toys and materials, plan the daily schedule, and talk with the children, are all designed to accomplish the goals of the curriculum and give your child a successful start in school. Good manners as well as being polite, considerate and helpful are behaviors that are modeled by the caregivers, along with demonstrating the unconditional love of Jesus. We believe that every child is unique and we value each and every one of them. Our goal is to work in harmony with families to make their child's early years the best they can be.

Philosophy On Discipline

Our goal is to create a positive learning environment in which the children will learn to respect themselves and one another. We use positive discipline methods such as redirection, especially with toddlers. Unacceptable behavior is corrected by teaching appropriate behavior. Positive words and statements are used when teaching appropriate behavior. We begin teaching the children conflict resolution while they are infants. A child may be asked to sit away from the group to gain self-control when necessary. The children are never hurt, nor are they humiliated, threatened, or confined in any way.

Philosophy On Toilet-Training

We begin toilet-training when the parent has indicated that they wish to start the process. Communication between parents and caregivers is very important. Parents and caregivers work as a team while toilet training. We encourage the children to do as much as possible for themselves in the bathroom, we are always there to help. We never shame or punish a child for an accident.