Philosophy Statement on Early Childhood Development
We believe that what and how a child learns in his/her first five years can greatly affect how the child learns later in life. With this premise in mind we will endeavour to create an environment of warmth and security where your child will feel confident in making choices and decisions. We consider each child a unique individual and shall endeavour to meet his/her developmental needs by keeping our program as flexible as possible. We will encourage your child to explore his/her own creativity and imagination through art, language, music, movement & active learning. We will encourage a positive self-image and concept in each child to give him/her the tools needed to function confidently as an individual as well as in a group. Our goal is to create an environment where the child, parents, and teachers will feel comfortable, at all times.
Portland Daycare Centre is committed to providing quality child care services in safe, healthy, developmentally appropriate, and nurturing surroundings. Our focus is to provide a stimulating early care and educational experience which promotes each child’s social/emotional, physical and cognitive development. All children will be valued equally and will feel a sense of security, warmth and love. Portland Daycare Centre is committed to ensuring that each day allows for both planned and spontaneous experiences that result in a positive learning adventure for our children.