The basic principle of our philosophy is treating children as individuals. The educator communicates with a child following simple rules; make an eye contact, talk directly to the child, explain what you are about to do, and wait for the child's response.
I believe that children learn through their own experience, trial and error, repetition, imitation, and identification. My program invites play, active exploration, and movement. I agree with Painton (2007) that infants and toddlers do not rely on words to express their feelings and experiences; play is their language and their way of communicating emotionally and spiritually.
I believe that open communication is the cornerstone of developing positive relationships with each family. The values and beliefs of each family provide the framework for their child’s development and that the parents/guardians are the most important part of their child’s life. The family and child have the right to a program that supports diversity and an environment free of bias.
Arts & Crafts
Olga Costin, Director
Childcare Centre "Hummingbird"
The Kelly Kirby Piano Teacher
My child care provides a warm, safe, and friendly environment where infants, toddlers and preschoolers can play learning and learn playing. It is important for us to create a setting, which helps children to develop strong self-esteem and become competent and confident learners.
Infant/ Toddler Educator
Music Together® Teacher
As a Licensed Early Childhood Educator with more than 20 years of experience, I believe that children learn through hands-on age-appropriate activities that enhance their creativity and sense of discovery. I provide them with open-ended experiences and believe that the process is more important than the final product.
Academy of Arts: Choir Conductor
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Early Childhood Educator
My program maintains a child-centered philosophy: our daily routine includes circle time, arts and crafts, and music activities. As a certified Music Together® Teacher, I provide an environment full of music and movements. I teach a variety of classic and modern songs as well as rhymes.