Early childhood education is important to a child’s overall success, both in school and in life. Early childhood education is divided into four age groups: infants, toddlers, preschool, and school-age. Over the last 50 years or so, there has been a significant increase to the amount of available early childhood programs, and they range and vary from institutions to in-home centers. There are many benefits to early childhood education that contribute to the overall development and learning of a child’s cognitive, social, emotional, physical, and self-help skills. Children who participate in early childhood programs are more successful academically and socially, have lower high school drop-out rates, score higher on math and reading tests, and have the opportunity to build lasting relationships. “Quality early childhood care is so important that federal legislation mandates support for programs serving children at every age level, from infants through school-age” (Gadzikowski, 2013, chapter 1.1). I believe that providing engaging learning experiences in a safe, inclusive environment makes a difference in a child’s life by helping them to grow, learn, and develop.
My philosophy is to create a safe, healthy, inclusive, and welcoming environment in which children can learn through activities, experiences, and play. I believe children need hands-on learning experiences, positive reinforcement, and love in order to grow, develop, and learn. I encourage and value collaboration, communication, and partnerships with all of the parents and families.
My vision is to offer affordable childcare options and solutions to parents and families in the Glocester area. I strive to build relationships with the children, parents, and family to ensure the best outcomes and success of the children.
My mission is to provide high quality, loving care in a nurturing and engaging environment which focuses on core values with a hands-on approach to learning, a social-emotional approach to development, incorporates teaching conflict resolution and is inclusive of all people and cultures.