Green Lake Preschool and Childcare
PHILOSOPHY and MISSION STATEMENT OF GREEN LAKE PRESCHOOL and is a nonprofit organization and is dedicated to the growth of young children. Our goal is to surround children with a safe, sharing, caring, learning and growing environment. This nurturing atmosphere enhances and stimulates the development of a child’s body, mind, and spirit. Our methods are centered on that goal and our knowledge that children learn through active manipulation of the environment and through concrete experiences. The developmentally appropriate activities and materials used in our program provide opportunity for the child’s grown and participation in decision making, development of self-esteem and the establishment of values*.
We place an emphasis on spiritual, physical, intellectual and emotional development. Out of this emphasis grows a supportive bond among people in the center. We accept our fellow human beings as expressed in actions of helpfulness, respect, and cooperation, showing that we value the dignity and worth of every individual. From this, all other things are possible.
Staff is given the opportunity to apply their own abilities, talents, and interests to their work. They participate in an on-going training process that helps them grow continually as people and as teachers. This process-centered approach underlies everything we do. Each child is seen as unique and precious, deserving of respect and love, and valued by those who care for them. Enjoying the individuality of each child and the milestones of his/her development is a major benefit for educators. We work hard to continuously achieve an even balanced, stimulating environment that will provide for each child’s spiritual, physical, cognitive and social needs.
The Center has been in operation since 1988 and became NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) accredited in 1999.
[*Portions of our philosophy and mission statement have been adopted from the National Association for the Education of Young Children position statement.]