Our child care staff are experienced, trained professionals chosen for their warmth, creativity, experience with children, and commitment to excellence. We employ people who are nurturing, who understand child development, and who respect each child as an individual. We seek employees who value working as a team with parents, colleagues, and volunteers. Our staff environment encourages mutual respect for each individual’s personal characteristics and teaching style, opportunities for shared leadership, and provision for providing professional growth. We are committed to ongoing training and professional development of our early education staff, and all staff participate in yearly training and in-service workshops.
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Our core early childhood belief is that children learn best through play, and play is the legitimate and genuine work of young children. When children are engaged in purposeful play, they are discovering, creating, improvising, and expanding their learning. Our programs are structured so that children are active participants in their own development and learning.
We observe and respond to children and help support their current skills and help scaffold them to reach the next milestone in their developmental journey. We use the Creative Curriculum, which balances teacher‐planned and child‐initiated learning, emphasizing responsiveness to children's strengths, interests, needs, and learning styles. The curriculum includes activities such as dramatic play, language, science, math, social studies, music, art, and large and small motor development.
ISmart uses a developmental approach to caring and teaching young children.
Our program offers opportunities for your child to explore, to make discoveries, and to use his/her senses and physical movement. Through hands-on activities children learn and develop at their own pace. Our center recognizes each child as an individual, expanding where they are, not where we want them to be.
Our mission is to offer the opportunities for your child(ren) to develop intellectually, physically, and socially; to develop respect for the natural environment; to grow in the ability to relate to other individuals peacefully; and to enjoy the appreciation of the rich diversity of people that he/she encounters. This is accomplished in a comfortable yet challenging environment.
We foster an understanding of diversity among people by expecting and modeling behavior based on mutual and unconditional respect for self and others. We pursue every available opportunity to celebrate and explore individual and cultural differences. All children are accepted without regard for race, color, religion, sex, creed, ancestry, national origin, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical challenges. We have no religious affiliation, and we respect each child’s right to observe his/her faith.