At Daisy Child Development Center, childhood is cherished. We help children learn to live as caring, humane, and sensitive individuals. Our challenge is to provide an environment for growth where children are encouraged and helped to understand their world through the full use of their senses, feelings, and intellects.
To help meet these goals, our staff is trained in the following principles:
A child’s self-image is one of the most important parts in the learning process. A child must perceive that their thoughts and feelings are significant. Through repeated tasks and activities, a child will experience emotional growth, a sense of self-esteem, and feelings of importance. This helps motivate them for a life time of future learning and growth.
Each child is unique in all aspects of their lives. As individuals they differ greatly. This is important to understand to make an educational experience be truly relevant. Our teachers do understand the needs of each individual child and try to work one on one with them. It is our role as educators to assess where a child stands and provide a broad spectrum of learning experiences geared to challenge and respond to each child’s curiosity and awareness of the world.
Play is vital to a child’s learning. It is a medium for self-expression and a way that each child learns to make sense of the world. To play is to invent, to hypothesize, to repeat, to test, and discover. It provides the most permanent and growth based learning. It also functions to promote social values. Developing social sensitivity is often a continuous process that involves learning to understand how to share, cooperate, and emphasize with others. Through play children learn to initiate and sustain relationships.
Children learn from each other. Sharing their personalities, talents, skills, and abilities with children from many different cultural backgrounds. This helps them to understand the ideas of a pluralistic society. Working in a spirit of cooperation and building friendships within a multi-cultural school community helps children learn day-to-day practices which leads to a comfortable and productive life.