Our Beliefs and Philosophy
Image of the Child
We believe children are capable, curious and competent learners. Children are agents of their own learning, demonstrating a strong ability to make their own decisions and advocate positive contributions to their community.
Environment as the Third Teacher
The early learning center environment is intentional, flexible, and reflective. It prompts relationships, communication, collaboration, and exploration.
Teacher as Researcher
In our preschool, teachers observe and listen to children, asking questions to discover their ideas, hypotheses, and theories. With this understanding, teachers act as a support and a resource for children, considering how children’s thinking might be guided toward new discoveries.
The Hundred Languages of Children
We believe that children have 100 different languages of learning, and 100 different ways to express their thoughts, understanding, and creativity. From dancing and painting, to imagining and exploring, to listening and questioning; the possibilities for expression are endless.
Relationships are the heart of our early learning center. Children are ensured a plurality of opportunities to build and develop relationships with teachers, their peers, their learning environment, and our parent community.