Welcome to Christina Early Education Center!
We believe that all children have a right to high quality care and education. It is our philosophy that children learn best when they are provided opportunities to interact with developmentally appropriate materials in a rich, well-planned environment. Children are encouraged to explore their world, ask questions, share information, form concepts, and build social skills to prepare foundations for later learning. A multitude of handson learning materials is available to meet each child’s needs and to encourage each child to build concrete experiences that help use current knowledge to develop new knowledge.
- A healthy and safe environment for children
- Positive and warm interactions among adults and children
- Planned learning activities appropriate to age and development
- Teachers who are certified in early childhood and special education.
- Highly-qualified paraprofessionals who are trained and educated specifically in child development and early childhood education
- Exceptional adult to child ratio to respond to individual children
- A variety of age-appropriate materials and activities
- Regular communication with parents who are welcomed visitors at all times
- Administrative support based on an understanding that young children have unique needs and that an early childhood program must reflect those needs
- Ongoing, systematic evaluation of all program components and personnel
- Teachers and support staff who access current research about brain development to provide a challenging, nurturing, supportive environment.
“Early childhood inclusion embodies the values, policies, and practices that support the right of every infant and young child and his or her family, regardless of ability, to participate in a broad range of activities and contexts as full members of families, communities, and society. The desired results of inclusive experiences for children with and without disabilities and their families include a sense of belonging and membership, positive social relationships and friendships, and development and learning to reach their full potential. The defining features of inclusion that can be used to identify high quality early childhood programs and services are access, participation, and supports.” (DEC/NAEYC, 2009)
Our commitment to quality and inclusive education has earned us the highest rating in Stars for Early Success, the state’s voluntary quality rating and improvement system.