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

We Strive for Happiness!

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I am a good Communicator!

Children learn best when the adults in their lives work together. Our teachers partner with parents to provide regular updates, share information and support growth. * The Core Body of Knowledge: New York State’s Core Competencies for Early Childhood Educators. source

I am a Problem Solver!

Teachers model resilience so that children develop into problem solvers who view every challenge as an opportunity to learn. * Pawlina, S., & Stanford, C. (2011). Preschoolers Grow Their Brains: Shifting Mindsets for Greater Resiliency and Better Problem Solving. Young Children,30-35. source

I am Active!

Children thrive when teachers actively supervise and support their development, encouraging safety, learning, and fun. * Active Supervision. (2016, November 14). source

I use my Imagination!

Teachers use humor and imagination to engage with children on a personal level, applying observations of children's interests and abilities to make learning fun. * Epstein, A. S. (2012). Creative Arts. Ypsilanti, MI: HighScope Press.

I am Creative!

Creative teachers embrace diversity and celebrate different learning styles, inspiring children to not only learn but to have fun doing it. * Colker, L. J. (2008). Twelve Characteristics of Effective Early Childhood Teachers. Young Children,1-6. source

I am a Nurturer!

Empathetic, nurturing relationships with adults help children to build social emotional competence and apply that knowledge to their everyday lives. * Why Children Need Ongoing Nurturing Relationships. source

I am Messy!

Teachers get messy and actively engage in play to build strong relationships with children and positively influence their social-emotional development. * Ostrosky, M. M., & Yung, E. Y. (n.d.). Building Positive Teacher-Child Relationships. Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning. source

I am Happy!

Teachers model kindness and positivity, finding everyday opportunities to celebrate the joy of childhood and promote happiness in their classroom. * Paley, V. G. (2013). Getting Back on Track: The Importance of Play and Storytelling in Young Children’s Development. LEARNing Landscapes,7(1), 43-49. source

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