Stagg Street Center for Children Vision:The vision of the early childhood education programs is to operate in collaboration with families and the community to enrich the abilities and skills of the whole child, including social, physical, intellectual, communication, and emotional development.
Also, social competence vis-à-vis peers and adults are reinforced through the child’s daily schedule. Furthermore, to create constructive attitudes towards learning by encouraging positive feelings about self, school and environment by providing a strong Creative Curriculum and School Readiness Goals.To achieve our vision, we believe:
- To make each child’s school experience a positive one.
- To encourage positive feelings about self, school and the environment.
- To expose each child to a wide variety of physical motor activities to enhance growth and development. Their experiences will include gross/fine muscle development, hand/eye coordination, movement and rhythm, perceptual development and balance.
- To develop in each child a healthy respect for his/her own body.
- To make sure recommended physical exams, immunizations are completed for each child (that abnormal conditions are detected and presented to the attention of the proper authorities).
- To provide the child with an awareness of a well-balanced diet with nutritious foods.
- To encourage nonsexist and non-stereotypical behavior.
- To increase each child’s attention span.
- To provide opportunities for cognitive development at all levels (recall, application, analysis, synthesis, and play) through diverse media.
- To introduce the use and need for mathematical concepts in daily life through sets, sequencing, counting, and etc.
- To assist the child in visual discrimination skills such as sorting, matching, and classifying objects.
- To develop readiness skills by providing experiences with books, audio, visual materials, and providing the opportunity to follow directions that will assist in the ability to think logically and make associations.
- To encourage safety practices in and away from school.
- To encourage each child to increase his/her independence in tending to personal needs such as self-toileting, dressing and feeding.