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Our Philosophy

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Personal Values & Skills:

  • Learning to manage feelings

  • Develop the ability to organize, plan and follow through on simple tasks

  • Increase ability to make wise choices and decisions in a consistent manner

  • Develop the ability to set standards for personal behavior and to live by them, reaching immediate concepts of right and wrong

  • Establish routine and patterns of living

  • Find both satisfactions and limitation in the field of make-believe

  • Expect failures as well as successes
     

Academic Learning:

  • Satisfying natural curiosity resulting in creative learnings

  • Develop new interests and build on recent ones

  • Bring to consciousness their environment that he/she does not perceive (physical and biological)

  • Learn to think, learn how things are done

  • Expand knowledge through exploration, investigation, assimilation and reflection

  • Develop appreciation and interest in books

  • Apply mathematic and scientific information to a solution of a problem
     

Group Values & Relationships:

  • Feeling wanted, valued and cared for by his/her peers and adults in his/her life

  • Become a social person, learn to interact with age mates

  • Learn to be a part of a social group

  • Learn to share and cooperate with others

 

Partnership with Parents:

  • Learn to relate self to family and near associates

  • Selection of clothing, toys and activities appropriate for his/her development level

  • Develop and understanding of change through developmental sequence

  • Participate in educational experiences that cannot be offered through the home situation, extending experiences through cooperative involving teacher, parent and child

  • Begin to recognize his/her individuality through identification with family members and other age peers

 

Our enrollment consists of families with diverse cultural backgrounds. In relation, our curriculum emphasizes multi-cultural awareness. One component for our Pre-K collaboration includes the integration of Spanish and Sign Language lessons. We also emphasize Sign Language in our Toddler and Preschool classrooms. Furthermore, we explore various cultures and belief systems through engaging activities, foods and hands-on experiences. These lessons tie into the planning involved in creating a variety of multi-cultural themed meals that the children enjoy throughout the year.  

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