Philosophy Statement

  • 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