To provide children with a caring, safe, nurturing, relaxed, and developmentally appropriate environment.
To provide an atmosphere for growth – physical, social, emotional, and intellectual – by encouraging children to be curious, ask questions, and develop their own ideas and responses to the environment.
To provide a well-rounded daily schedule that includes:
child-directed free play – indoors and outdoors
organized activities such as songs, stories, and games
opportunities to explore, create, and be successful
time to develop and practice self-help skills
a relaxed and respectful social atmosphere
nutritious meals and snacks
rest and relaxation
To create a positive and respectful environment that enhances the individuality of each child and contributes to feelings of confidence and greater self-worth (self-esteem).
To value and appreciate the differences of each child and family by embracing cultural, ethnic, language, ability, gender, and other unique characteristics.
To promote positive role models for children through the careful selection and continual professional development of dedicated teachers and staff.
To create a partnership with families by encouraging parents to actively participate in the program.
To be a model early learning program for WSU and our community.