From the Director:
At Canyon Rim Children's Center our program provides for the exploration of different learning experiences in an enriched environment involving a wide range of developmentally appropriate activities and learning centers. Within the center's daily schedule, each child has opportunity to create, explore, problem solve and learn personal interaction skills. We believe that it is necessary to teach young children using real materials and through hands-on, direct experiences. Children develop a positive self-concept through a balance of self-directed and teacher-directed activities. Opportunities for solitary play as well as group activities are also provided. A good program also includes stability and regularity while also being flexible. A familiar pattern enables the child to take part in routines more easily, and it allows for a sense of security. It is also necessary for the Teacher to be in tune with the children's needs and desires, and to be willing to change when the child's needs change.