Nurturing Care and Education for Children 6 weeks to 12 years
The Children’s Center follows the recommendations of early childhood specialists who have developed the Adventures in Learning for Infants and Toddlers and Adventures in Learning for Preschool Children curriculums. We also follow the recommendations of the Creative Curriculum.
We provide activities for the children that are age and developmentally appropriate. These activities promote success for the child because they are geared toward developmental stages and individual abilities and interests. Children’s play is the essential component of a developmentally appropriate curriculum. Children need years of experience with real objects and events before they are ready to understand the meaning of symbols such as letters and numbers. Learning takes place as young children touch, manipulate and experiment with things and interact with people. We provide an environment that supports the ideas and experiences of children and invites them to observe, be active, and make choices and experiment. Children engage in activities and centers such as block building, painting or dramatic play, which adds new information to what they already know.
Our days are filled with planned and spontaneous moments of learning. Time is allowed for active outdoor play, imaginative play and games, independent discovery and group activities.