Our mission is to provide a program which considers the intellectual, creative, social, emotional and physical development of the whole child while fostering curiosity, confidence and compassion in an academically rich environment that inspires a lifelong commitment to learning. We believe that a safe, stable, healthy and culturally relevant environment is crucial to a child’s growth. Through the cooperative partnership of parents and staff, we provide a model of community that will sustain and enrich our children throughout their lives.
Family and Community Connection
At the core of Healthy Toddlers Care is a belief in the partnership between family and school in the endeavor to raise children. We help children flourish by providing opportunities for deep human connections to permeate all aspects of their lives. Our educational approach supports children in practicing mutual respect, cooperation, leadership, mentoring, listening, personal integrity, valuing differences, and conflict resolution. We help foster the social skills children need to thrive in the relationships they form throughout their lives.
Global and Environmental Action
We believe that global citizens in the 21st century have an unprecedented responsibility to create and implement necessary change. From their connection to the environment to their relationships to different cultures, our students have opportunities to discover who they are and recognize other perspectives, building a strong connection to self and others. They connect with and learn from nature and explore our planet's ecosystems and how humans influence them.
Multiple Perspectives and Differentiated Learning Styles
Humans learn, develop, and perceive the world in different ways. We believe students should be supported accordingly. To this end, we carefully observe and assess each child's individual interests and needs, then use this information to guide our teaching. Because we know that learning comes most naturally when driven by children's interests, we adapt instruction to the learning styles of each child, while mindful of our shared goals. Learning subject matter from different perspectives supports the cognitive development of each child's brain, and helps them become more flexible and critical thinkers.
Self-Awareness and Well-Being
It is critical for children to develop a profound sense of self, which we believe involves considering and understanding their own learning processes, social skills, and strategies for well-being. We support children in our program in becoming aware of how their bodies and thought processes connect to a personal sense of health, efficacy, and resilience. We help them to be open-minded, reflective, curious, and balanced. Our aim is to instill a passion for personal growth and wellness that lasts a lifetime.
Making Settings More Representative
In order to shake off any preconceptions about gender and develop a balanced view of society, children need both male and female role models in their early years. So we are firmly committed to making Healthy Toddlers Care more representative of the population by recruiting more male childcare professionals into our environment.