We would like to welcome all children and their families. We are committed to making all of you feel a part of our “community”. All parent input is welcomed and appreciated. We serve children 6 weeks to 12 years of age.
The mission of Enchanted Learning Childcare is to provide opportunities for children to come to a safe, warm, loving home environment where they can feel comfortable to learn at there own pace while being guided to strive for excellence.
The philosophy of our program is based on the belief that children learn through their interaction with adults, other children, and the environment. Supportive interactions lead the child to a positive self-concept that will provide a sound basis for all subsequent learning. The program focuses on the development of the whole child. It is designed to enhance language, social, emotional, cognitive, physical, and creative growth of the child. We emphasize the importance of working cooperatively with parents to achieve that goal.
The Child Development theories that guide the program are those of Jean Piaget, Erik Erikson and Project Approach. Piaget teaches us that children construct their knowledge of the world through their activities and interactions. Erikson describes the young child’s emotional development as the process of achieving a sense of trust, autonomy, and initiative. These too, are achieved through the child’s interactions and experiences. Project Approach builds on natural curiosity, enabling children to interact, question, connect, problem-solve, communicate, reflect, and more.
The program emphasizes developmental appropriateness by meeting children’s individual needs and using knowledge of normal child development. This appropriateness is expressed in the environment and the interactions in the Child Care.
Activities are planned with children moving freely among learning center activities within each area. Some activities occur in a large group setting; however, most of the time is spent in small group or individual activities chosen by the children. Both the schedule and the types of activities planned are designed to provide balance in the child’s day: active/quiet, large muscle/small muscle, individual/small group/large group, child initiated/adult initiated, and indoor/outdoor.