Center in Palatine, IL 60067
1200 W Algonquin Rd
Palatine, IL 60067
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Child-Friendly Spaces include dramatic play areas, computer stations, and quiet places to read. Our outdoor play area is perfect for seasonal activitiesfrom wading pools and sprinklers to growing herbs in our summer pizza garden and pumpkins in the fall.
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The curriculum is based on the philosophy that young children learn through active exploration in an environment which is rich in materials and opportunities to converse, socialize, work, play and negotiate with others.
The classrooms are planned to encourage curiosity, exploration and problem solving in an atmosphere of warmth, affection and respect for each child.
Teachers plan experiences based on childrens interests and appropriate educational concepts.
Children may work individually or collaboratively, and may choose whether or not to participate in a project. Children are actively involved in experiences which include foundations of math, science, social studies, creative art, language arts, music, movement and dramatic play.
All interrelated aspects of the childs growth and development are considered intellectual, social, emotional, physical and creative.
Activities, experiences and teacher-child interactions are constantly being measured and evaluated in terms of the following programs goals.
To provide an atmosphere which encourages within each child:Development of a positive self-concept Respect for the individuality and rights of others Positive ways of interacting with peers and adults Acceptance and expression of both positive and negative feelings Growth of independence and self-sufficiency Growth of creative thinking and problem solving Cognitive growth and development Emergent literacy development Small and large muscle development