We believe that a child's culture and family provide the foundation upon which the child's social competence develops.
We believe that parents are the primary educators of their children and the experts on their child's development. Parents and teachers work together in partnership to address the needs and holistic growth of each child so that learning will be supported in the home and at school.
We believe that all areas of children's development - physical, social, emotional and cognitive - are interconnected, that each child learns at his or her own pace, and that each child has individual strengths, interests, needs and learning styles.
We believe that children learn best by active involvement with materials, peers and adults, that children construct their own understandings of the world around them, and that play is the work of children.
We believe that the ideal environment for children is inclusive, safe, healthy, organized, predictable, well planned, and accessible to all children. It offers a rich variety of materials, choices, opportunities to play in various size groups, and is culturally relevant to the families we serve.
We believe that the role of teachers is to use knowledge of child development, individual children and cultural contexts to facilitate development and learning. Teachers interact with all children, provide concrete challenging activities and continually update and adapt the classroom environment.
We believe that it is important to have a clear framework for planning and implementing a developmentally appropriate program.
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