"There is a garden in every childhood, an enchanted place where colors are brighter, the air softer, and the morning more fragrant than ever again." Elizabeth Lawrence
With a mission to provide exemplary early education
and care for young children, we create and sustain a caring and respectful community dedicated
to supporting the growth and development of each child. In such a cooperative and responsive
community, differences are valued and all relationships are based on respect.
Central to our philosophy is the belief that emotional
security and attachment to responsive and respectful adults provide the basis for learning.
We view the learning process as a dynamic one that is enhanced by new ideas and a willingness
to take intellectual risks while developing, testing and revising understandings. Guided by
a deep respect for the potential of all young children, we recognize the individual development and personal strength of each child as they grow and learn
within the context of their family and community.
We believe that children learn best through
active exploration, experience, interaction, experimentation and modeling. We see
the classroom environment as another teacher; each classroom design is carefully planned and
may evolve throughout the year to meet the needs of the children. The teachers maintain a
structure through routine, predictability, and consistency. Teachers are guides, observers
and collaborators with children in their learning and discovery. They are also partners with
parents and collaborators with one another.