Since our philosophy focuses on the developmental and academic process of the child, we promote programs that include opportunities for growth in all areas of development. We want to encourage children to participate in diversified activites that promote gross (large) and fine motor coordination, creative expression, exploration and interaction with the environment. Recognizing that children learn very differently than adults do, we feel that children will comprehend a concept only if it is meaningful in the child's experience and development. We strive to have a well-balanced curriculum that includes academic as well as developmental growth. As a staff, we seek to learn more about effective teaching methods that will enhance meaning and experience for the child.