"At NHCDC, we strive to meet the needs of the whole child. Our curriculum centers around stimulating the intellectual, social, emotional, and physical growth of each child. We believe children learn primarily through active exploration and interaction with the environment. Therefore, we provide hands-on experience which allow children to touch, see, smell, and experiment. We provide children with blocks of time in which they are allowed to freely explore their planned environment with the guidance of their teacher. We believe children are individuals who develop at their own pace while following the same pattern of development. With this in mind, we provide children with different levels of activity so that each child is challenged.
We strive to facilitate the development of trust, autonomy, and initiative in each child. We foster the development of trust by being responsive to children's needs and providing daily scheduling with consistent staff. We promote autonomy by structuring each room to facilitate activities that encourage free exploration and free choice. We facilitate the development of initiative by encouraging children to become responsible for tasks they are developmentally ready to handle. We believe that through developmentally appropriate practices and positive experiences, children will attain success.
Excerpted from the preschool's website