From the Director:
We offer lessons which are designed to encourage children to actively explore and manipulate the wide variety of materials we provide for them. These lessons are constructed to help children develop skills in seven core areas: self-concept, movement, language, logic, independence, socialization and creativity. Our rooms are divided into carefully structured activity areas. During a large part of each day, children explore freely while supported and guided by teachers. We develop childrenâ€™s imaginations, reasoning skills and self-confidence by emphasizing creative problem solving. Art, dramatic play, science experiments and discussions are utilized to encourage them to work and think creatively. The emphasis is on the learning process, not whether itâ€™s right or wrong. Our teachers ask a lot of questions in order to encourage childrenâ€™s discussions. They are trained to create learning environments that put the emphasis on â€œmaking learning happenâ€ rather than on â€œteachingâ€ in the traditional sense. Our teachers and staff are committed to respecting diversity among families and supporting the parentâ€™s role as the primary facilitators of their childâ€™s development. Parents are always welcome in the center. Our indoor play area is set up for strengthening the childrenâ€™s gross motor skills. Opportunities are provided for climbing, cycling, exercising and other forms of active play to develop the childâ€™s large muscles. Although we do not teach doctrine, we do use Bible stories, songs and prayers at various times to enforce Christian principles and develop moral values through the learning of Godâ€™s love.