CHDS strongly believes that children benefit most from child-centered environments (library, writing center, drama area, blocks area, etc.) designed to promote interaction with other children and adults. The goal of CHDS is to develop and foster each child's social, emotional, physical and cognitive development by providing a safe and nurturing environment. At CHDS, respect for the child as an individual is paramount while he/she learns the concepts of sharing, fairness, and respect for others. We are committed to eliminate social, religious, marital, sexual and disability discrimination.
A day at CHDS begins with a warm greeting and leads into a balance of free play and structured activities followed by a morning circle, healthy snack and project (based on the monthly curriculum). The children continue their morning with outside play and prepare for a nutritious lunch brought from home. After lunch, the children have a closing circle and the morning children say goodbye to their friends while half and full day children prepare for a quiet rest time. Following their rest, children engage in indoor and outdoor activities as a mixed-age group and prepare for their parents' arrival.