Regina Early Childhood Center Philosophy
We at Regina Early Childhood Center feel that growth takes love. Learning through love promotes loving to learn. We provide a warm, nurturing environment where children are valued, respected and feel important in the world. Every person in the world possesses a unique individuality, not simply for mere existence, but to fulfill a distinct purpose. Each child, created by God, must be recognized and accepted as an individual with his/her unique qualities, needs, and pattern of growth.
Regina Early Childhood Center provides a positive learning environment enhancing the child’s social, mental, physical, and Christian development. We seek to give children a readiness in social and academic skills by encouraging exploration of their world through creative art, literature, music, food preparation, self-awareness, and play. Further, our Early Childhood Center seeks to provide your child with a home parallel to the security and love of your family. Our caring and qualified staff works to aid your child in developing independence and self-control, while gaining new knowledge and friendships.
The Regina Education Center as a complete body, our Early Childhood Center included, seeks to make their unique contribution to a God-centered education in the development of Roman Catholic tradition in a changing society.
Objectives: Guided by our philosophy, our objective is to aid each child in their unique development, focusing on these goals:
- Fostering a love of learning lasting throughout the child’s academic career
- Developing self-worth and positive feelings about themselves
- Imparting an understanding of the feelings and rights of others
- Growing their appreciation of God’s love for them
- Providing a safe, stimulating environment where children can learn though a variety of caregiver and child initiated activities
The early childhood program emphasizes development through a blend of child-initiated, teacher-directed, and independent learning activities.
Using a variety of manipulatives, art mediums, and games to increase coordination.
Cutting, pasting, painting, and coloring which aide in the development of fine motor skills as well as allowing free expression of creativity.
A wide, rotating selection of books in the quiet reading corner for free choice time and regular story time help build a lifetime love for reading.
Outdoor gardening and nature activities in our Nature Explore Classroom, focus on an enjoyment and respect for nature and the outdoors.
Materials offered to help build and extend social skills encourage imaginative interaction through dramatic play.
Lessons and songs introducing both Spanish and sign language skills, familiarizing children with different types of communication.
A safe outdoor playground equipped with inviting arrangement of equipment for active large muscle exploration.
Introduction to numbers, letter recognition, shapes, and colors. Weekly themes provide exposure to in-depth information on unique topics. [/one-half]