Here at The Growing Place we offer a full day preschool program for one and two year olds.
Our Emphasive for our classroom is all about our teacher/caregivers building responsive relationships with our children and their families.
Our daily activites offer a variety of experiences that encourage our children to explore and learn through their environment. Some of these activites inculde:
We Promote Continuity of Care
The continuous relationships between providers and caregivers and
the children they care for, from when they enter child care to age 3.
Providers and caregivers who regularly care for very young children can have a positive impact on child development by forming continuous, strong attachments with children. When a child's needs are met,
the child forms a secure attachment—or “base”—that creates a foundation for healthy development in
early childhood and beyond. Research has found that children with secure attachment relationships
with their care providers are more likely to play, explore, and interact with adults in their child care
setting. This relationship between children and their child care providers can complement the
relationship between parents and young children and facilitate early learning and social development.
A “continuity of care” approach can enhance the relationship between caregivers and young children by
keeping young children within the same setting and with the same team of providers for an extended
period, usually for the first three years of their lives. Children in both child care centers and family child
care homes have been found to benefit when their providers are sensitive and responsive. All providers
and caregivers can promote healthy child development by supporting attachment.