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Lasting Impressions Child Care Learning Center

2515 Wabash Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55104

(651) 227-9409


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"We believe that each child is unique with an individual pattern for growth and development.
We believe each child will bring his or her own family background, learning style and personality to our program. We believe that children are to be respected and treasured as unique individuals and encouraged to be independent, and given the freedom to experiment as well as observe.
We believe children learn through indoor and outdoor play and socialization. We believe play is an indicator of a child's growth. We provide for all areas of a child's development: physical, emotional, social and cognitive. Individual needs and interests of the children are the basis for a balanced program of child-initiated, child-directed, teacher-supported play.
We believe that a child is part of a whole family system; therefore, it is vital that there is open communication, an acceptance of differences, and a sense of community within our program. Parent involvement is not only welcome, but essential to the success of our programming. Regular Parent Advisory Committee meetings are open to all.
We value quality child care with full understanding of the importance of caring, enriching environment for young children to reach their fullest potential. We are committed to hiring staff with careful consideration of their personal and educational backgrounds, their attitudes and commitment to children and early childhood and their willingness to adhere to the quality standards of our program. Our staff are highly respected and regarded as professionals by administration and parents. Our staff are encouraged to develop their careers and interests in the field of early childhood.
We carry out our philosophy by following our developed program plan. The plan can be found in the parent handbook and posted on parent communication boards. "
Excerpted from the preschool's website