About

Regina Early Childhood Center
Growth Takes Love

 

Early Childhood Center
Director Mary Pechous
2140 Rochester Ave.
Iowa City, IA
319-337-6189

Welcome Parents!

Regina Early Childhood Center, established in 1989, is licensed by the Iowa Department of Human Services. Since our inception, we have worked to not only comply, but surpass any standards set by law, providing a consistently safe, enriching program for children.
Preschool children are creative and receptive. Here at Regina Early Childhood Center we strive to nurture and encourage these qualities in all children who attend. Our program reflects the belief that every activity in which your child invests time will teach him/her something in return, both in skills and values.
Our primary purpose at Regina Early Childhood Center is to continue your work as parents. The Christian education we offer includes the physical, social, emotional, intellectual, moral, and religious development of each child. Therefore our program provides a multitude of play and social opportunities, through which each child is guided toward their optimal developmental ability.
Our caring staff provides a safe, comfortable “home-away-from-home” where your child can be their own person, work at their own pace and in their own style. Each child will be respected for being a special person with a special place in God’s world.
We welcome you to visit our busy, sometimes noisy, creative classrooms to see the children at play. I look forward to working with you and sharing in the growth and development of your child.
Sincerely,
Mary Pechous, Director

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:

1) Fostering a love of learning lasting throughout the child’s academic career

2) Developing self-worth and positive feelings about themselves

3) Imparting an understanding of the feelings and rights of others

4) Growing their appreciation of God’s love for them
5) Providing a safe, stimulating environment where children can learn though a variety of caregiver and child initiated activities

Philosophy

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:

1) Fostering a love of learning lasting throughout the child’s academic career

2) Developing self-worth and positive feelings about themselves

3) Imparting an understanding of the feelings and rights of others

4) Growing their appreciation of God’s love for them
5) Providing a safe, stimulating environment where children can learn though a variety of caregiver and child initiated activities