As teachers, we believe that our role is to foster independence and assist each child in developing a healthy sense of self-worth. We offer love and support to our children, and encourage them to explore and be curious. Art is always a big part of our curriculum and we believe that young children learn best through the rich and varied multi-sensory experience that art provides. Data indicates that the arts do increase student achievement and engage their minds, hearts and bodies. Art experiences can also serve as a bridge to literacy.
All of our programs are based on the age of the child on September 30th. They do not move to the next classroom until September. Our staff is chosen on the basis of their education, their experience, and most importantly, their under-standing of how children learn and the respect they show for young children. Each staff member is CPR– and First Aid-certified and has passed a state and local background check. Two staff members are MAT (Medication Administration Training) certified. Staff stay on the cutting edge of early child-hood development by attending workshops and training sessions throughout the year, accumulating 20-25 hours each.
All classrooms including the infant program have use of an iPad. This is used for recording special pieces of the day along with individual teaching.