Our Philosophy

We believe children learn through play. We believe in nurturing your child’s development in social, emotional, cognitive, and physical skills. We respect your child’s individual differences.

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At Child’s Day we believe that children learn through play.

  • Your child naturally learns through what he or she encounters in the world. Our teachers create a developmentally appropriate environment for your child to play, create, move, experiment, and express themselves.
  • Children are active learners and have opportunities for choice, independence, and learning through hands-on play.
  • Activities, materials, and classroom curriculum are selected based on your child’s development: socially, emotionally, physically, and cognitively.
  • Your child experiences a balance of indoor and outdoor time, active and quiet play, and individual, small, and large group experiences.

We believe in nurturing the whole child by supporting your children’s social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development.

  • Children express a range of emotions as a natural part of their development. We identify and acknowledge these emotions and create opportunities for your child to express them in healthy, constructive ways.
  • Children learn how to relate well to others by how they are treated. Teachers treat children, other staff, and parents with respect, kindness, and empathy.
  • Children learn how to participate in group activities, get along with peers, and develop trust for adults. We support your child by creating meaningful interactions with others, nurturing friendships, and teaching conflict resolution skills at every age.
  • Children develop an enhanced sense of self-esteem and intrinsic motivation through competence and mastery of tasks. Your child grows in independence and self-reliance through routines and activities.

We believe in respecting individual differences in children’s growth and development.

  • Children learn best through small group play and one-on-one interactions.
  • Children move through predictable developmental stages at their own rates. Your child is provided support and encouragement and is not hurried through processes related to milestones. We do not impose arbitrary age requirements on such milestones as toileting, self-help skills, physical development, or specific academic skills.
  • Children naturally exhibit creativity and self-expression through open-ended projects and experiences. Your child’s creativity is encouraged in many forms such as drawing, painting, music, dance, building, and role playing.