To prepare young children for future success through high quality, comprehensive, developmentally and individually appropriate educational experiences in collaboration with family and community.
Families are the primary caregivers and educators of young children.
Young children are capable and competent.
Young children learn through active exploration of their environment through child initiated and teacher-selected activities.
There are individual differences in rates of development among children.
Children will exhibit a range of skills and competencies in any domain of development.
Knowledge of child growth and development, cultural diversity, and consistent expectations are essential to maximize educational experiences for children and for program development and implementation.
Well-rounded children are encouraged to develop in all areas including cognition, physical and social development, and communication.