...that each child has the right to learn through exploratory and imaginative experiences, explore
the arts and participate in an ethnically diverse and culturally rich environment. We feel
that children excel when their experiences take place in a supportive and nurturing environment
which challenges them but also allows them to grow and develop at their own pace in their own
...that parents and family are a child's first teacher and an integral part of their early development.
Our goal is to support families and help them to be the parents they want to be through
workshops, conferences, and resource sharing.
...that play is the work of children. The PJC Jr. Child Development Center provides a safe
environment for children to make choices, and a welcoming atmosphere that challenges each
child to ask the questions of childhood: "What?" "Why?" "How?" We also provide opportunities
for children to answer those same questions through hand-on experiences and specifically designed
...a child who is given respect as an individual and the freedom to make choices with appropriate
limits and consequences, is a child who will flourish.
We offer social interactions, large and small motor activities, math, science, sensory and social
activities. We encourage language and pre-reading skills through a print rich environment and
help children to gain their sense of accomplishment from the process of the work as well as the
Excerpted from the preschool's website