We believe that parents and family are the most significant persons in a child’s life. We strive to work in a partnership with the families to benefit the child. Our doors are open to families at all times and we encourage daily communication between parents and staff members. Parents and family members are encouraged to actively participate in our program.
We believe that each child is a unique individual who develops at his/her own rate. We strive to provide culturally, linguistically, and developmentally appropriate programs that focus on the process of learning and help children enjoy successful experiences.
We believe that a stable, safe, healthy, comfortable, and culturally relevant environment is crucial to a child’s physical, emotional, social, cognitive and creative growth.
We believe in positive guidance techniques. By establishing consistent, age appropriate limits, we help the children function in their world. Our programs are designed to develop in children a sense of independence, social competence, confidence and responsibility.
We believe our program strength lies in the dedication and commitment of our staff. We support our staff with training, resources and opportunities to create a unique and meaningful learning experience for the children. Our staff creates a caring and nurturing environment that enhances each child’s individuality, creativity and self-image.
We believe that our program must reflect the needs and goals of children and families. We must work together for an integrated, comprehensive approach. A caring, cooperative workplace respects cultural values and supports positive relationships and respectful interaction.
We believe a child is better able to understand new ideas when the ideas are expressed in their home language. A child is better able to understand a second language if they have stronger language skills in their home language. At the same time, an important part of preparing children to be successful in Kindergarten and beyond is helping them to understand and speak English. All children should be exposed to a language rich environment. Every effort will be made by the program to staff classrooms with adults who speak the home language.
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National Head Start Association
National Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Association
National Association for the Education of Young Children
Administration for Children and Families
Minnesota Department of Education