Mission & Philosophy

Mission & Philosophy

Mission & Philosophy

Mission Statement

At Brighter Babies, we believe in the value and uniqueness of each child we serve. Our childcare experience is designed to promote each child’s own individual social, emotional, physical, cognitive and language development.

As caregivers and educators, our mission is to provide a safe and developmentally appropriate learning environment, which fosters a child’s natural desire to explore, discover, create, and become a lifelong learner.

Philosophy and Guiding Principles

Our program is built around the concept that children are born ready to learn. As caregivers and educators, we strive to create a learning environment that is safe, stimulating and encouraging. The following principles serve as the foundation for our curriculum.
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  • Children develop knowledge of their world through active interactions with caregivers, peers, materials, and events.
  • Learning is sequential, building on prior understandings and experiences.
  • Learning proceeds at different rates in each area and each child; children will show a range of skills and understandings in any one area of development.
  • Learning in each area is interconnected. Young children learn best through experiences, which incorporate several areas of development.
  • Learning is embedded in a culture. Children learn best when their learning activities are rooted in a familiar cultural context.
  • Learning begins in the family, continues in early care and education settings, and depends on parent involvement and caregiver guidance.

Parent comments and suggestions are encouraged and are taken into serious consideration as we continually adapt to new challenges. The children are not the only ones who are engaged in the learning experience – all of our staff and parents also learn from the children.

Curriculum

At Brighter Babies, we believe that children are active and self-motivated learners who learn best through hands-on experience and enjoyment. Our teachers plan classroom activities and topics in response to children’s interests and with the goal of inviting active participation and intrigue. The learning experiences that result comprehensively form the emergent curriculum of each classroom.

Brighter Babies implements the framework of The Creative Curriculum® across all classrooms. The Creative Curriculum® constitutes a comprehensive collection of teaching materials that support active learning and promote children’s progress in all developmental areas. Our teachers use their own knowledge and experiences, as well as the children’s interests, to adapt this curriculum to the unique needs of each classroom. The objective of the Creative Curriculum is to help children become independent, self-confident, inquisitive learners by actively exploring their environment.

Learn More About Creative Curriculum®