Mission and Philosophy

  • The mission of the Westside Early Childhood and Before and After School Programs (Club 66) is to provide a safe, engaging educational environment for children ages eighteen months through sixth grade. The program offers developmentally appropriate opportunities for children to grow and develop socially, emotionally, intellectually, and physically with the support and guidance of competent and compassionate adults.

    Westside Early Childhood Centers recognizes that young children learn best in an environment that provides opportunities for development and growth of the whole child: physically, emotionally, socially, and intellectually. To nurture this development requires a philosophy that allows children time and opportunity to:

    • stimulate curiosity and enthusiasm for learning
    • engage in purposeful and playful work
    • develop self-motivation, self-discipline and self-direction toward purposeful goals
    • experience growth pertaining to decision-making, problem solving and creative thinking
    • express themselves through language, drawing, writing, movement and the use of materials and resources
    • participate in guided and informal learning experiences


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