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Dell's Children's Center Childcare And P

1212 North Pearl Street
Centralia, WA 98531

(360) 736-9964

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

From the Director:

Activities include both group work and individual tasks, some being "teacher guided" and some being "child guided".

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Staff look at each child as an individual of our daycare and preschool family, striving to meet each child's needs. Our program provides children with a safe and secure learning environment and a positive, happy atmosphere where they can feel free to grow at their own pace under our love and guidance.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

We strive to meet the intellectual, physical, and social needs of children through developmentally appropriate curriculum using teacher and child guided activities.

A Typical Day

Children are grouped according to age and/or individual needs and abilities. Our curriculum covers the areas of Health and Nutrition, Story Time and Literature, Art and Fine Motor Skills, Outside Play and Gross Motor Skills, Cognitive Building Skills, and Music. Breakfast is served until 8:30 a.m. daily. All children must arrive by 9:00 a.m. when Circle Time starts in our classrooms. Outside Time, Learning Centers, and Art follow until 11:00 a.m. when lunch is served. A quiet time from 12:00-2:00 is observed. Snack at 2:00 followed by stories, outside play, creative play, and art.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

We have an open door policy for families. Parents and/or guardians are their child's number one care giver so we welcome any ideas, concerns, or questions each and everyday. We send notes home and request meetings as needed.


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school

Handling Separation: From the Director

Teachers help children become comfortable by encouraging them to explore new activities and reminding them their family will be there soon to pick them up. Also lots of hugs!