Program Goals

  • To foster the development of partnerships among  families and educators, working together to support optimal growth and development for all participating community members 
  • To increase the development of positive social and emotional skills that foster resiliency
  • To promote the development of skills children need to be successful learners, supporting children’s inquiry and exploration
  • To promote the development of positive life skills to promote a learning environment where children respect and value differences and learn to solve problems peacefully

 

  

Program Philosophy

The program philosophy is based on child centered learning within a stimulating learning environment that supports children learning through play and exploration.  The program is Reggio Emilia Inspired and strives to continuously reflect and learn as a community of learners.  The  program values and respects children as the center of their learning, the family as the child’s first teacher and the environment as the child’s third teacher.

Teachers plan, develop and implement curriculum based on the development goals and emergent interests of the children.  Through ongoing observations and documentation of children’s learning, the teaching teams and the children embark on a journey of inquiry and exploration as a community, in small groups and individually.