Program Philosophy

Program Philosophychildren playing with puzzles and blocks

An Early Childhood Education lab school is a unique learning environment set up to meet the diverse needs of students, teachers and the children and their families.

The philosophy of our program is to encourage and support the optimal development of each child through a play-based curriculum that emphasizes exploration and discovery. In all aspects of program planning the priority is for each child to develop a positive self-image.

We believe that all areas of development (cognitive, social-emotional, physical, creative) must be considered, planned for and represented in the classroom. This process is facilitated through the teachers' observing and documenting the rich and varied interests of the children.

We strive to promote the professional growth of our students by promoting and implementing a strong learning foundation for the children, their families and all students in the Early Childhood Education community.

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