"The Child Development Center adopts the philosophy that all areas of development--social emotional, intellectual, and physical--are equally important and should receive equal emphasis. The curriculum should reflect this. It is believed that children learn by manipulating and interacting with their environment, and that they learn best when their educational experiences are facilitated by skilled and loving adults. We know that children learn best through play, and our role is to set up a variety of play experiences in which we can encourage your child to become involved. Because play is a process, it is likely that you will not see a final, finished product to reflect what your child has learned. This is normal. Please feel free to talk to the teachers for information regarding the learning experiences your child is having, or come by to observe for yourself at any time.
The purpose of the Child Development Center is twofold:
1) To provide training for students in the area of Child Development in an environment which provides quality learning experiences for children; and to conduct educational research to support and enhance those programs;
2) To provide quality child care services to the students, faculty, and staff of York Technical College and the community.
The needs of the children are our first priority. All decisions regarding the procedures and policies of the center are made with the best interests of the children in mind. Also, the needs of the students who are enrolled in York Tech's training programs are considered. Finally, we do hope to serve the needs of the parents.
Excerpted from the preschool's website