Small Faces Child Development Center
Small Faces has been providing play-based, child-centered preschool and after school care for children ages 2 to 12 since 1975.
The curriculum, environment, philosophy and daily life of Small Faces are grounded in five guiding principles.
Small Faces at its core is a place for children, with an approach rooted in the question –How can we provide children with the tools they need to continue their journey as lifelong learners?
We are dedicated to collaboration and communication among the people that make up our community and the communities of the children in our care. The teachers, children and parents form a community of educators and learners collaborating to create purposeful play.
At Small Faces we empower children to act against prejudice and discrimination by helping children demonstrate self-awareness and positive social identities, be comfortable with and find joy in human diversity, form deep and caring human connections, have accurate language for human differences, recognize unfairness and understand that unfairness hurts.
At Small Faces we create environments that inspire the imagination. We join children on adventures of exploration. Children are allowed to construct their own knowledge through experimentation. Teachers curate an environment where children can learn all of the things they wish to know.
We believe that every person must be aware of, engage with and respond to: the people around them; the world they live in; and their own physical, mental and emotional needs. As educators we are charged with awakening and encouraging this awareness, engagement and responsiveness in children.