It is our goal to help all children:
- Learn to work and play independently, feel secure about being away from home and be able to accept help and direction from adults.
- Learn to live effectively with other children and to value one’s own rights and the rights of others.
- Develop a positive self-image and view themselves as individuals with worth and competence.
- Realize opportunities to strive and succeed in the areas of physical, cognitive, social, and emotional growth.
- Be curious – wonder, question, investigate, seek answers to questions, and learn problem solving techniques.
- Strengthen physical skills, utilizing both large and small muscles.
- Grow in the ability to express creative impulses via dance, music, literature, art media, clay, woodworking, drama, construction, and exploration of scientific areas.
- Grow in the ability to channel inner, aggressive impulses to a more positive end, to turn aggression into hard work, to express feelings, to use words rather than physical aggression, to understand the difference between feeling angry and acting angry, to feel empathy for the needs of others.