"The first environment outside the home is extremely important to the development of young children. The Penn State Behrend Child Care Center provides a warm, supportive environment in which children are encouraged to explore their individuality, to develop positive feelings about learning and to reach their fullest potential. Daily experiences are planned for all areas of a child's development - physical, social, emotional, and cognitive.
To support parents in meeting the responsibilities of raising children by providing care that is consistent with care received at home
to maintain open lines of communication with parents, keeping them informed about their child's growth and progress.
to recognize and respect the uniqueness of each child.
to provide developmentally appropriate programs that enhance a child's overall development through hands-on learning.
to promote a tolerance and understanding of individuals different from ourselves.
Excerpted from the preschool's website