Program Goals

Infants and Toddlers

  1. To provide a loving, caring atmosphere where physical affection is freely given.

  2. To completely meet each child’s physical needs.
  3. To provide a joyful, enthusiastic, and spontaneous approach with the children.
  4. To care for children in small groups; to prevent over-stimulation and disorder; and to provide opportunities for one to one interaction between children and caregivers.
  5. To provide opportunity for the use of large and small motor skills.
  6. To provide awareness among staff that always provides for a safe and clean environment.
  7. To establish an observation system in which notes on children are kept.
  8. To be supportive of parents and make efforts to keep them abreast of their child’s day.

Preschoolers

  1. _DSC5972editedTo provide a loving, caring atmosphere where physical affection is freely given.  To instill in each child a feeling of autonomy and a positive self-concept.

  2. To completely meet each child’s physical needs.
  3. To provide a joyful, enthusiastic, and spontaneous approach with the children.
  4. To establish room awareness among staff so that a safe environment is always present both indoors and out.
  5. To provide a wide variety of activities with a routine, where cooperative play is encouraged.  These activities should be drawn from the curriculum areas of: art, math, science, cooking, music and movement, large muscle skills, social studies, practical life, dramatic play, language arts, and manipulative activities.
  6. To develop in the child an active curiosity about the world in which he/she lives and an enthusiasm for learning this stimulates exploratory behavior and creativity.
  7. To provide ample opportunity for the use of larger motor skills and coordination through physically active play in either indoor or outdoor activity.
  8. To develop in each child an appreciation for beauty and nature.
  9. To establish an observation system in which notes on children are kept.
  10. To be supportive of parents, encouraging involvement, encouraging open and honest communication while using tact and discretion.
  11. To develop self-help skills in order to create a feeling of independence and confidence in the child.