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we are not just a world-class facility offering the best in early childcare education,

We Strive for Happiness!

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I am a good Communicator!

Children with strong language skills not only find it easier to express themselves and connect with others - they arrive at school ready to learn and excel in multiple academic subjects. * Gardner-Neblett, N., & Gallagher, K. C. (2013). More than baby talk: 10 ways to promote the language and communication skills of infants and toddlers. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina, FPG Child Development Institute. Source

I am Active!

Active play is essential to a child’s health. It’s also been linked to academic success later in life. * Carlson, F. (n.d.). What Is Big Body Play and Why Is It Important? source * Abadie, B. R., & Brown, S. P. (n.d.). Physical Activity Promotes Academic Achievement and a Healthy Lifestyle when Incorporated into Early Childhood Education. Forum on Public Policy. source

I learn to problem solve through play!

Children learn to solve problems creatively and cooperatively through play, developing social competence that is key to academic success. * Wallace, K. (2015, July 16). Kindergartners' behavior tied to adult success. source * Damon E. Jones, Mark Greenberg, and Max Crowley. Early Social-Emotional Functioning and Public Health: The Relationship Between Kindergarten Social Competence and Future Wellness. American Journal of Public Health: November 2015, Vol. 105, No. 11, pp. 2283-2290. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2015.302630

I use my Imagination!

By playing pretend, children develop language, literacy, imagination and creativity, as well as social competence that lasts a lifetime. * Gopnik, A., & Walker, C. M. (2013). Considering Counterfactuals: the Relationship between Causal Learning and Pretend Play. American Journal of Play,6(1), 15-28. source

I am Creative!

As children express themselves through music and art, they also learn to accept change, solve problems, persevere and self-regulate - all qualities proven to enhance academic outcomes. * Creative Arts Expression. (2015). Retrieved January 03, 2017 source * Itkowitz, C. (2016, March 2). Harvard researchers discovered the one thing everyone needs for happier, healthier lives. source

I am Nurtured!

We nurture children to develop healthy relationships with adults and peers because, as common sense dictates and research proves, positive relationships are the key to a happy, healthy life. * National Scientific Council on the Developing Child (2004). Young Children Develop in an Environment of Relationships: Working Paper No. 1. source

I am Messy!

Messy play is more than just "making a mess." Enabling children to touch, see and interact with their environment enhances cognitive development and improves their understanding of the world. * Messy Play. Barking & Dagenham. source

I am Happy!

From early childhood right through higher education, happiness and learning go hand in hand. Children who are happy to be at school are poised to have a lifelong love for learning! * Jones, V. (2016, March 3). Because I'm Happy. source

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