Children’s Happy Day School strongly believes that children benefit most from a child centered environment designed to promote interaction with other children and adults, while providing both choice and structure for each child. Following the guidelines of the NAEYC, teachers create a curriculum that considers the age of the children, the individual child and the social and cultural context in which the children live. Children have the opportunity to work in large groups and small groups. Play and learning centers-such as block, drama, manipulatives, library, writing, art, music- enhance the curriculum and allow children ample time to play and work on social development. Routines are an important part of early childhood education and at Children’s Happy Day School routines give children the opportunity to work on their independence, self-help skills and self-confidence.
Opportunities to interact and learn from nature are an important component of the Children’s Happy Day School educational philosophy. Ms. Helen believes that children benefit from daily interactions with nature. The process of planting tomatoes in the garden, observing the plant’s growth and then taking that first juicy bite is a hands on experience that cannot be reproduced outside the natural world. Watching a caterpillar emerge from a chrysalis shows children the beauty and wonder of nature. Such interactions, when supported by caring and nurturing professional teachers, have long lasting benefits for young children.
The goal of Children’s Happy Day School is to develop and foster a child’s sense of wonder, to encourage his/her natural curiosity and to provide an environment that fosters each child’s social, emotional, physical and cognitive growth. Our school is staffed by professional and dedicated teachers with BA’s and MA’s in early childhood education.
At Children’s Happy Day School, respect for the child is priority while he/she learns the concepts of sharing, fairness and respect for others. We are committed to eliminate social, religious, marital, sexual and disability discrimination.