Goldsmith Early Childhood Education Center Philosophy
We believe that a partnership between the child, the family, and the school is crucial in providing the best early childhood program. Each child is a unique individual and our warm, nurturing, and accepting environment is child-centered and designed to meet the needs of all our children to help them grow and develop at their own pace and in their own way.
Our emergent curriculum, based on current child development research including the Reggio Emilia approach, focuses on the four domains of development:
A number of opportunities, both secular and Judaic, with art, dramatic play, block building, science, music, cooking, literature, and – of course – interacting with one another, are part of our everyday environment as our children learn, grow, and explore their world. Our children also develop an intense feeling of pride in their Jewish heritage as they observe and participate in Jewish customs, rituals, and holiday observances. As early childhood professionals, we look forward to, together, providing the best possible program for our students and families.