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Childrens Friend Learning Ctr

1151 Rome St
Carrollton, GA 30117-2240

(770) 834-0009


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

From the Director:

"Each Children's Friend Learning Center implements the High/Scope approach to learning in the pre-k and preschool programs. The infant and toddler program is supplemented by locally developed Planned Activities for Learning (PAL) Program. The PAL Program serves as a resource to infant and toddler teachers in providing an overall structure to the care and developmental activities of infants and toddlers. Infant and Toddler programs are not a scaled-down version of a good program for preschool children. The philosophy supports that children from birth to age 3 have unique characteristics and needs. We believe that infants and toddlers learn by experiencing the environment through all the senses by moving around and interacting with other people and the environment. Because changes take place far more rapidly in infancy than during any other period in life, the curriculum content and teaching activities must be age appropriate to meet the individual needs of each child. Within the framework of a rich environment, infants and toddlers are encouraged to look, listen, wiggle, roll, crawl, climb, rock, bounce, grasp, rest, eat, and make noise. In all areas of child development there is a sequence of stages that are recognizable. The PAL Program focuses on appropriate activities to allow for optimum growth during each of these periods." Excerpted from Preschools Website