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Early childhood development is a process that is continually changing and expanding; therefore, we offer both structured and unstructured activities for children. However, our basic philosophy is the freedom to learn, grow, and make choices. We believe that children learn through play and an age-appropriate academic curriculum, and we have structured the environment to reflect that belief.
The teachers at Nikki's Christian Daycare & Learning Center are encouraged to be flexible and allow the children to learn at their own pace. All activities are steps to growing and developing physically, socially, emotionally, cognitively, and spiritually. Children learn in different ways, with all their senses. Therefore, we provide various experiences and materials for multisensory and whole brain learning. We do not overemphasize cognitive learning, but rather children are given ample opportunity for activities and exposed to pre-numbers, activities designed to form a positive self-image. Practice in motor skills is encouraged. Children learn independence, turn-taking skills, and how to interact with others. The best learning atmosphere is acceptance, mutual respect, pleasure, fairness, consistency, clear limits, expectations, and encouragement. A predictable, organized environment with caring adults, clear expectations, and appropriate consequences supports the whole child. The outdoor play environment extends the classroom, requiring the same level of adult planning, supervision, and involvement with the children. Families are considered an integral part of our program. Daily communication and collaboration between families and teachers are stressed. Support, encouragement, and assistance are vital in helping to ensure personal and professional success for parents.
Our Learning Center Programs
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world".
- Nelson Mandela
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