Creative Beginners' Learning Center

Creative Beginners’ Learning Center assists in helping children to acquire a strong foundation in the knowledge and skills needed for school success. We believe an effective learning center environment is a place where children feel well cared for and safe. Our learning center is a place where children are valued as individuals and where their need for attention, approval and affection are supported. In this environment, children can discover the world that surrounds them and develop the capacity to connect with others. We want you to feel that you are part of your child’s life here and to understand more about what we do every day. In my program, I incorporate the progressive and creative approach of teaching. The philosophy is that children should be allowed to grow in their own pace and to learn in ways that help them become confident in themselves as learners. Our curriculum has two goals:
  • To help children learn about themselves and the world around them
  • To encourage children to feel good about themselves and capable as learners

The area for learning in our center has been arranged to make it safe for children to explore and to learn. Children’s toys and materials are placed on low shelves. This makes easy for children to select the items that they enjoy. It also helps them learn how to make choices and be independent. All children have a place to keep their work to bring home. This lets them know they are a valued part of our classroom community.

 When you visit, you will notice that we have a schedule that we follow. This lets children know what comes next. It helps them feel secure when they know that every day the teacher reads to them. The schedule also allows for the times when we all do things together, such as wiggle and circle time, and times when the children are doing things on their own, such as playing in the learning centers. We plan many activities for the children to assist in the development of these goals. We build with blocks, put puzzles together, read books, tell stories, play with sand and water, draw, paint, color, cook, dance to music, play outdoors and a lot more! All these activities are aimed at helping the children to do things on their own and to be playful, curious, creative and eager in all that’s going on around them. We talk with them, ask questions, and answer their questions to help them learn new words and to express their ideas and feelings. 

We value working in a partnership with parents. Open and honest communication is the key in the development of your child.