To provide a wide variety of age appropriate activities, within a routine, that draws from the following curriculum areas: art, math, science, cooking, music and movement, large muscle, practical life, social studies, dramatic play, language arts, and manipulative activities.
To provide a nurturing, flexible, and calm atmosphere where physical affection is freely given, self-concept is enhanced, independence is encouraged and expectations are made clear.
To develop staff potential through proper supervision by making expectations clear, following through to see that expectations are met, and utilizing staff input and abilities.
To be supportive of parents, encouraging involvement, encouraging open and honest communication, with tact and discretion.
To establish room awareness among staff so that a safe environment is always present both indoors and out.
To meet each child’s physical needs while setting the stage for future development in all domain areas.
To provide ample opportunities for the use of large motor skills through both indoor and outdoor activities.
To provide an atmosphere where the foundations of respect for others is established.
To encourage social development through cooperative play.
To establish respect for the equipment and materials.
To establish an observation system in which notes on children are kept.
To encourage appropriate and purposeful play skills.
To encourage language development through modeling and through direct teaching of games and activities which promote language.
To provide exposure to basic concepts and pre-readiness skills in order to promote general knowledge.
To develop consistency in daily routine and programming in order for the children to be comfortable and confident in the environment.
To incorporate any adaptive methods which are individually appropriate to meet a child’s needs.