West Haven Kid's Club
Kid's Club curriculum and philosophy is based on individual needs of each child. It also identifies goals in all areas of development. Through assessment teachers obtain useful information about children's knowledge, skills and progress by observing, documenting, analyzing and reviewing children over time. At each step of the way they are systematic to ensure that they are meeting the needs of every child.The curriculum emphasizes that building relationships between teachers, children and their families form the basis of a strong foundation for learning.The center uses the Creative Curriculum in the toddler room. The curriculum serves as a framework for planning and implementing a developmentally appropriate program that is based upon individual needs, strengths and interests of each child, with an understanding and appreciation of the social and cultural context in which each child lives.
1. Promote positive relationships for all children and adults to encourage each child's sense of individual worth. 2. Implement a curriculum that fosters all areas of child development: cognitive, emotional, language, physical and social. 3. Use developmentally, culturally, and linguistically appropriate and effective teaching approaches. 4. Provide ongoing assessments of a child's learning and development and communicate the child's progress to the family. 5. Promote the nutrition and health of children and protect children and staff from injury and illness. 6. Employ a teaching staff that has the educational qualifications, knowledge, and professional commitment necessary to promote children's learning and development and to support families' diverse needs and interests. 7. Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with each child's family. 8. Establish relationships with and use the resources of the community to support the achievement of program goals. 9. Provide a safe and healthy physical environment. 10. Implement strong personnel, fiscal, and program management policies so that all children, families and staff have high- quality experiences.