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Kindergarten Philosophy and Beliefs

Early Learning Philosophy and Beliefs
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Early Learning Philosophy

The goal of early learning is to nurture the development of children to be inquisitive, eager to
learn, creative, confident, compassionate and self-initiating. Early learning experiences provide
opportunities for these qualities to develop and lay the foundation for future learning. Early learning
should support cooperative learning, socialization, healthy self-esteem and creativity, and maximize
the growth of problem-solving, decision-making and communication skills.

Early learning programming consists of teacher-facilitated, hands-on activities that address the
individual child’s needs and interests, as well as curriculum frameworks. Children assume increasing
personal responsibility and independence as they grow and develop.

Essential connections between home, school and the community are acknowledged and
strengthened through early learning programming. Families and teachers work cooperatively to
encourage and support children on their unique journey of lifelong learning.

Early Learning Beliefs

  • Early childhood is a remarkable time of psychological, physical, social and academic development
  • as many pathways of learning are being established.
  • Learning is a social process where children learn through play, exploration and inquiry.
  • Families are a child’s first and most influential teacher.
  • Each child has unique strengths, which benefit and enrich their family, school and community.
  • Children thrive in a safe environment where their needs are met through mutual respect, nurturing
  • and consistency.
  • Strong family, school and community partnerships help ensure a child’s success in school and
  • beyond.