GOALS OF CHILDREN'S ACADEMY
STAFF In order to offer the community top quality child care, it is our priority to surround children with staff of integrity and imagination who are trained to recognize each stage of children's development and to plan programs accordingly. It is equally important, we believe, to have staff people who have a genuine concern for, and sensitivity toward, each child. Our experienced teaching teams are aware that children need openness and freedom; however, they also need the safety of limits and guidelines which are firm, but flexible enough to allow for trial and error. In order for the individual child to learn, the staff allows him or her to progress without pressure within a secure environment where the child can observe, ask questions, experiment, play, make mistakes and discover.
DISCIPLINE Expressing one's own hopes, fears, happiness, frustration, and needs, without embarrassment or fear is vital to each child's maturity and sound mental health. Thus, our program is designed to reinforce the positive characteristics of the child's self-worth and self-confidence. The use of corporal punishment is not allowed under any circumstance.
PARENTS The parent is the first teacher in our program. The role of Children's Academy is to provide support and understanding to the efforts made in the home. Two main areas of participation are available for parents to express their concerns- the Parent Advisory Board and regularly scheduled Parent Conferences. Communication between staff and parents is encouraged through our open-door policy which allows the parent's presence in the classrooms and play yards.