Welcome to Head to Toes Learning Center
Our Purpose, Philosophy, and Goals
Our purpose is to provide an environment that is safe and conducive to good health, where children can work and play together while being guided toward a happy, well rounded life.
Our program is developmentally appropriate. It is designed to allow children choices about their activities and provides opportunities for them to explore their environment. Daily activities include: art, science, pre-math, music, language, large and small motor, and guided free play.
Within this structure children have freedom to make their own decisions about activities and experiences, to choose friends, to learn skills, to practice independences, and to develop competence and confidence. Development in language, motor, social, emotional, and creative areas are monitored for each child. Our program focuses on the development of self-regulation and problem solving skills in children.
The “whole child” is our concern. We focus on intellectual, social, emotional and physical growth. Attention is given to the developmental abilities of the child. We are interested in creating a positive self image for every child at Head to Toes. We want them to develop self-confidence and a willingness to try new ideas; we want them to learn that they can do many things. We encourage the participation rather than the end result in activities. We promote creativity in their work, with self-expression being paramount. We reinforce positive thinking and creative problem solving. We endeavor to look at things through a child’s eyes and help them to enjoy and appreciate life.
Discipline is based on a positive philosophy of emphasizing acceptable behavior.
I have been working with children for 18 years and have been looking forward to running my own center. I double majored in college and received one of my BA’s in Child Development. I worked as a site supervisor at a preschool while in college and went on to earn my teaching credential. I have taught in the classroom for the last five years and am excited to be able to accomplish my goal of opening my center. My educational background and my love of working with children have driven my philosophy and help to develop our program.