The child care curriculum at The Children’s Courtyard adheres to the High/Scope philosophy, based on the groundbreaking work of developmental psychologist Jean Piaget. Like Piaget, we believe that children learn best by doing — through hands–on experiences with people, materials, events and ideas.
We believe this outcome–oriented approach to daycare enhances children's growth in the foundations of academics as well as social, emotional, physical and creative areas, an approach to learning we call Whole Child Education.
That means we are looking at the big picture — not just getting your child ready for Kindergarten, but all that comes after. Our programs concentrate on skills such as early literacy, logical thinking, problem solving, social understanding, physical coordination, creativity and positive character traits.
Part of this social and character development includes age–appropriate independence — everything from kids serving themselves at lunch to tying their shoes and making sure they wash their hands. Our daycare also emphasizes problem and conflict resolution through talking out instead of acting out.
At The Children’s Courtyard, we:
By concentrating on all areas of your child’s development, The Children’s Courtyard creates lifelong learners and good citizens.
We take pride in choosing knowledgeable and dedicated teachers who understand developmental growth patterns and create activities that encourage emerging skills without frustration or fear of failure. Teachers are given extensive, hands-on training in our Master Schools that goes beyond the state-recommended hours of professional development training.
Ongoing training. Regular evaluation. Careful and constant guidance. We believe a better learning experience begins with a better teacher.
To see this philosophy in action for yourself and meet The Children’s Courtyard teachers, schedule a tour at a location near you.