The goal of Providence Childcare & Preschool is to provide a safe, nurturing, child-centered environment in which highly skilled teachers and caregivers facilitate the development of the whole child and carefully orchestrate the transition of each child into the next program or school level.
Providence Childcare & Preschool’s philosophical beliefs are based upon standards established by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, knowledge of child development, theories of child behavior, and acceptable best practices for educating young children. Three important components of the program are:
- Understanding children’s play and the teacher’s role in guiding and facilitating cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development through developmentally appropriate practices that encourage play.
- Encouraging children to interact with others to develop interpersonal and decision making skills so as to learn, work, and play cooperatively.
- Building relationships with children, families and community through dialogue, understanding, and interactive experiences.