Provide a supportive and stimulating environment and broad range of developmentally-enhancing experiences that meet the needs of all children – inclusive of ability.
Assist children in learning to live comfortably in a social environment in addition to the family by supporting cooperation with their peers and as individuals
Assist children in developing a respect for individual and cultural diversity
by promoting an appreciation of each child’s ability and each family’s culture through discussion, literature, and role modeling
by assisting them to gain the skills used to interact with people with a wide range of abilities and backgrounds
by assisting them to gain an appreciation of what others are capable of doing
Assist children in learning about the things in the world around them; that everything has both a purpose and a place.
Increase children’s knowledge and use of language – words and the processes and objects they represent.
Assist children in acquiring a sense of wonder and anticipation – excitement about learning.
Foster creativity and self-expression through art, music, and dramatic play.
Enhance the child's self-esteem, self-awareness, and self-confidence by offering many opportunities for a child to succeed, express ideas, and understand his/her emotions and to attain skills to manage them.
Stimulate and encourage curiosity and provide opportunities for problem solving.
Encourage children to take care of their own needs with support from the adults in their environment.