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Center Hours: 7am - 5:30pm

  • December 16, 2017 – Happy birthday, Leanne!
  • December 21, 2017 – Winter Solstice
  • December 24, 2017 – R-LDCC CLOSED Winter Break
  • December 25, 2017 – Christmas Day
  • December 26, 2017 – Happy 4th birthday, Alexander!

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Our Philosophy

binoculars Young children are explorers, investigators, scientists — trying to make sense of their world through interactions with the environment, adults and other children. They are active learners, continuously incorporating new information with that which they already know. Therefore, everything is the child’s curriculum; every experience, conversation, and observation, whether purposefully planned or inadvertent, is influential.
website alayna Young children develop and learn best when their physical, social and emotional needs are considered as important as their academic successes. They need nurturing adults who understand child development and truly enjoy and respect children. They deserve specially educated teachers who value this unique stage of life and are dedicated to helping each child become an independent, life-long learner–teachers who will provide a safe community where social skills are practiced, risks can be taken, and self esteem flourishes. Children deserve teachers that respect the value of and safeguard every child’s right to play. Play is the very core of children’s learning and accordingly, our curriculum.
website 5 Young children develop with predictable sequence, but at their own pace, making each child an individual with a distinct personality, temperament and learning style. Children must be respected for who they are today, without undue pressure to get ready for who they may be tomorrow. Learning activities, planned from children’s interests, provide meaningful experiences that build knowledge, skills, attitudes and values in these areas: literacy and language, mathematics, art, science, dramatic play, cooking, social studies, music, technology, multiculturalism, physical and social development.
playing Young children come to us with their families, who are their primary teachers and caregivers, bringing diverse cultures, beliefs and practices, which must be respected. All families are welcomed and encouraged to be as involved at the Center as their schedules and other commitments allow.