The most important goal of our early childhood curriculum is to help children become enthusiastic learners. This means encouraging children to be active and creative explorers who are not afraid to try out their ideas and to think their own thoughts. Our goal is to help children become independent, self confident, inquisitive learners. We’re teaching them how to learn, not just learn at their own pace, but all through their lives. We’re allowing them to learn at their own pace and in the ways that are best for them. We’re giving them good habits and attitudes, particularly a positive sense of themselves, which will make a difference throughout their lives.
Our curriculum identifies goals in all areas of development:
· Social: to help children feel comfortable in school, trust their new environment, make friends, and feel they are a part of the group
· Emotional: to help children experience pride and self-confidence, develop independence and self-
control, and have a positive attitude toward life.
· Cognitive: to help children become confident learners by letting them try out their own ideas and experience success, and by helping them acquire learning skills such as the ability to solve problems, ask questions, and use words to describe their ideas, observations, and feelings.
· Physical: to help children increase their large and small muscle skills and feel confident about what their bodies can do.
Parent communication is done through visits to the center, parent conferences and through parent meetings. Parents attend monthly parent meetings which are held to inform parents of upcoming events, field trips and to have the opportunity to talk to the teachers. Any problems, concerns or issues can also be discussed at this time. Parent conferences are held three times a year in the center. Parents meet with teachers to the program and their child’s room while their child is present. This is to go over the child’s progress.