Regina Early Childhood Center
Growth Takes Love
Early Childhood Center
Director Mary Pechous
2140 Rochester Ave.
Iowa City, IA
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