We provide a rich learning environment with curricula that are developmentally appropriate to the specific ages in each classroom. We have a flexible day routine that allows children to advance at their own pace. We strongly believe that learning happens through play. Learning and exploring are hands-on and are facilitated through interest areas. Our program is designed to enhance children’s development in the following areas: creativity, self-expression, decision-making, problem-solving, responsibility, independence, and reasoning. We encourage openness to that which is different from us, and the ability to work and play with others.
The Creative Curriculum
ABC Learning Center is a play-based program that emphasizes a responsive relationship between teacher and child. We center education around the child care environment planned to promote children's learning. Although some of our daily activities are teacher-directed, the majority of children's development occurs during explorative play.
Play is extremely important to children's learning because it is through play that children learn and grow. Children who are allowed large block of time for play have time to pretend, imitate experiment, explore, problem-solve, cooperate, and work on relationships.
From about six months to six years children engage in "functional play," during which they explore the functions and properties of objects in their environment. Using their senses they learn how things look, sound, feel, taste, smell, and what they do. Children who are encouraged to freely explore and discover are moved by curiosity to learn more.