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Our center is built on the belief that every child has the potential to do anything they can imagine.  We use a variety of teaching techniques that aim to meet the individual childs needs.  Every child is innately different therefore we find excellent success with combining early childhood philosophies/approaches (Montessori, Reggio Emilia, High/Scope®, Play to Learn). Our methods are age appropriate.  Learning is unique and we offer curriculum that fits all learning styles. 

Each classroom offers a wide variety of activities including: process oriented art projects, sensory, science, dramatic play, music and movement.  Incorporated into everything we do is healthy living and social/emotion development as these are keys to a child's early learning.





Children can do anything they imagine with support and practice.

Our teachers work with the parents and provide daily feedback on the day’s activities.  Parents and teachers work as partners to ensure the children are getting the best care possible.  We offer conferences at  the parents request to discuss their child's progress and address and concerns they may have regarding their child's development. 




Children are encouraged to create art that expresses themselves.


Sensory exploration offers opportunities to build coordination while gaining understanding of cause & effect and volume. 

Sensory Exploration

Preschooler: "What is inside pumpkin?"
Teacher: "Great question! What do you think?"
Preschooler: "SNAKES!"
Teacher: "Let's find out!"                                  



The inquisitive child explored the pumpkin wedge: sniffing, poking, sliding it on the table, picking parts off. A smile emerged on his face as he pulled a portion of the pumpkin guts away from the wedge. Carefully he laid a stringy portions onto the table, positioned one into a squiggly pattern and exclaimed, “SNAKE”!!!!!!


Sticky, slippery, gooey, bumpy, smooth, rough... pumpkin sensory experiences allow children to explore. Learning and retention improve when many of our senses are engaged. Multitudes of our favorite memories involve use of multiple senses. Thoughts of visiting my Grandma bring memories of baking bread (flour, kneading, smell of baking, her aprons, her flour drawer, taste of the homemade delight). Sensory activities provide another meaningful avenue for learning. Hands on experiences offer prime learning opportunities for children and they’re vital to young children’s learning.







Children develop friendships while learning at Learn & Grow.








While playing outside children build large motor skills, get excercise, gain confidence, enhance friendships, create in the outdoor mud kitchen, and glean appreciation for nature.

Our covered outdoor playarea is home to the outdoor mud kitchen.  This area has log rounds that children use as chairs, tables, or whatever they imagine.  Log cookies, de-barked limbs pieces, pots, pans, bowls, strainers, spatulas, measuring utensils and more provide loose parts children create with.  Additionally pine cones, dirt, sand, rocks, grass, ivy, and other naturalistic findings are brought into this play area (by our creative students).


Our teachers work with the parents and provide daily feedback on the day’s activities.  Parents and teachers work as partners to ensure the children are getting the best care possible.  We offer conferences at the parents request to discuss their child's progress and address and concerns they may have regarding their child's development. 


“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning. Play is really the work of children.”
Fred (Mr.) Rogers
Public television icon and children’s educator
 

 


 
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