"The mission of the HSU Children's Center is to provide affordable, convenient, high quality child care and education services for families of Humboldt State University.
The Children's Center believes that children are active, responsible learners. The do not need direct teaching to develop, but are active participants in the process. Development is fostered through intimate stable relationships with caregivers and a secure, appropriate and challenging environment. Through the play and interaction with others children solve problems encountered in their environment, work out social situations, and integrate and synthesize information. It is the responsibility of the teaching staff to provide a social and physical environment that supports and continually stimulates growth, taking the lead from the children's needs and interests.
Excerpted from the preschool's website