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Boise State University Children's Center

1830 Beacon St.
Boise, ID 83706

(208) 426-4404


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Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The Children’s Center strives to provide a warm and nurturing environment for children that will promote each child’s physical, social, emotional, creative and intellectual development. Our philosophy is based on the belief that each child is unique. Because we understand that children are naturally curious, we know they learn best when allowed to explore and work together with adults and peers. As they are involved in meaningful play, they are able to build on what they already know. Classroom activities reflect these needs and foster independence, creativity, a sense of empathy and cooperation. We also know children need knowledgeable, nurturing, consistent teacher/caregivers who understand the stages of child development, respect family needs and promote cultural diversity. The staff is dedicated to building strong partnerships with families to enrich children’s experiences.

Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Sample Daily Schedule :
7:00 a.m. Free Choice of Activities
8:45 a.m. Group Time
9:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:30 a.m. Learning Centers; Outdoor
Play, Large Muscle Activities
11:45 a.m. Group Time
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Rest
2:00 p.m. Free play
2:45 p.m. Group Time
3:00 p.m. Snack
3:30 p.m. Learning Centers, Outdoor Play
5:30 p.m. Closing Time
Excerpted from the preschool's website