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Children's Harbor-olde Towne

702 London Street
Portsmouth, VA 23704

(757) 397-2981


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"We accept childhood as a specific state in human development.
We maintain appropriate expectations and ensure a safe, healthy, nurturing child-focused environment.
We recognize that learning is a lifelong and continuous process.
We provide experiences that enable learners to advance to a higher level of competency.
We understand how children grow and learn.
We facilitate activities and environments that utilize the best practices for each child's age, ability, and interest level.
We support and respect close family relationships.
We encourage family involvement and provide resources to foster positive family interactions.
We value the individual strengths and talents of children and adults.
We assess each person's capabilities and incorporate these abilities in agency functions, organizations, training, and classroom activities.
We assist children and adults as they develop positive self concepts.
We establish relationships based on mutual trust and respect.
We involve and include community resources.
We organize field trips into the community. We schedule local organizations and professionals to share their expertise with our children, staff, and families. We work with the media and political groups to advocate for children's rights.
Excerpted from the preschool's website