Green Planet Daycare Philosophy
We believe that all children learn best when allowed to freely move and explore the environment- which is physically safe, cognitively challenging, and emotionally nurturing. We value each child as a unique person with an individual pattern and timing of growth, as well as individual personality, learning style and family background.
We believe all children should be in an environment that makes them feel safe and secure. We have a strong belief that nurturing is important for their growth and development because how the child is loved effects how they behave and learn. Hugging, feeding, kissing and loving a child is a part of nurturing. Relationships, interactions and the three-r’s which are respectful, responsive, and reciprocal. It is very important to have respect for the child. Which we believe is part in nurturing the child’s growth and development. Learning through play, helps develop their motor skills, and their stimulation.
We value that each family is different and to respect what the family believes in. This sensitivity to their cultural beliefs is carried out in my daily activities. For an infant/toddler curriculum, it is very important to have sensory experiences everyday and play based curriculum, and observation daily.
Having daily routines for children should be very important . They feel more safe and secure. Children need to know what happens next in their schedule. Attending to each child’s needs, honor each family’s.
As a caregiver, part of our role is to foster the love of learning and self discovery in infants and toddlers. To do this, meaningful opportunities that are relevant to a child’s life and interests need to be provided. I believe that it is important to provide activities that will encourage infants and toddlers to explore individually and with each other and their teachers. We also believe that it is important to help foster a sense of trust in children at an early age and encourage them to be an explorer and self learner by providing an environment that is safe, cognitively challenging and nurturing emotionally. A caregiver should allow time for children to explore individually and with a group, have time for uninterrupted play, and provide limits and expectations that are consistent and clearly defined. Infant/Toddler Curriculum