Philosophy

Developmental Interaction

Our educational philosophy is the developmental-interaction approach. We believe a child's learning and growth depend upon her interactions with the physical surroundings and with the social environment of peers and caring adults. Enjoyment through active participation is the cornerstone of our program.

This approach assumes that a child learns best when developmentally ready for new experiences and when those new experiences are built on earlier ones. Teachers and caregivers introduce new activities based on the interests and abilities expressed by the child and the group, as well as on their own observations. In this atmosphere each child learns at his own pace and is encouraged, but not rushed, through the early years of exploration.

Our emphasis on developing relationships, and the careful attention we give to individual interests and abilities, helps children feel safe and nurtures their self-esteem. This creates an environment that encourages curiosity, problem solving, creativity and social growth.