At St. Bede Child Development Center we feel that programs should provide a place for every child to be free to play, explore and imagine in the course of a child-oriented day. The children come to us with a sense of wonder and investigation. It is our responsibility to provide an environment that leads them from wonder to discovery and from investigation to affirmation. We strive to create a climate which develops self-confidence and fosters a creative approach to problem solving and learning. In a Christian Center, as the children discover and explore their daily environment, they find a loving, caring God who is called Father. Our staff strives to create this climate in a loving faith community by respecting and caring for one another in their daily activities.
In order to develop the WHOLE child our program strives:
To meet the individual needs of the young child in a planned Catholic education environment aware of spiritual, social, intellectual, emotional, physical and aesthetic development.
To extend an integrated day to encompass the whole life of the child during the early formative years of exploration and discovery.
To offer a curriculum that provides the best tools to ensure that all of your childâ¿¿s educational and developmental needs are met to ensure security for their future educational endeavors.
To recognize the child as a creative individual having certain innate tendencies, potentialities of traits, as well as rights and privileges, duties, and responsibilities.
To give the child opportunity to work and play independently, to learn to live effectively with others, to develop a sense of identity and to experience success.
To provide a religious education program that compliments parentâ¿¿s efforts to provide Christian attitudes, values and experiences.