Child Care Philosophy

Providing quality child care really means creating a happy, enriched "life" experience for children while their parents work.

We maintain a safe and healthy environment. We focus on our environment, our methods, and daily schedule to ensure that structures are safe and the surfaces, toys, equipment, and materials are clean. Our routines and daily schedule promote trust and contentment.

We provide "emotional fuel" by facilitating attachment. We provide babies and children with the opportunity to develop trusting and continuous relationships with their child care providers and other children. This provides a secure base from which young children explore and learn. When humans participate in a group of familiar people they trust, the experience is freeing, uplifting, energizing, and relaxing.

We are child-directed and we promote learning through play. We provide a wide variety of activities and life experiences for the unique human beings in our care. We provide the "scaffolding" or support to help children develop physical, emotional, psychological, and cognitive building blocks for present and future learning. One of the benefits of mixed age groups is that children learn from older as well as younger children.

We support movement and physical fitness both indoors and outdoors. We provide equipment and activities that facilitate and promote learning through large motor experiences.

We support the development of self-esteem and confidence by allowing children to make mistakes and try out new things (and behaviors) in a safe and forgiving environment.

Our approach is respectful. We model respectful speech and actions and accept and support all families members with varied abilities and interests.

"It takes a whole village to raise a child." We care FOR and ABOUT children... and their families! With mutual support, families and child care providers are a resource for each other which promotes healthy and positive outcomes for children.