We believe that all children deserve love, attention, and nurturing. Our safe environment allows children to explore and grow! Our goal is to allow children to have hands-on learning experiences that foster age appropriate development. Children need an environment that supports free expression and stimulates learning. We believe that positive reinforcement is important for children to develop self-esteem. At Heather Ridge, we make sure that every child is involved in stimulating activities everyday. Most importantly, children are sure to have fun!
We recognize families can have difficult schedules and support them the best we can. We offer early drop-off and late pick-up so that your schedule can be accommodated. We recognize the importance of work, and the stress and demands placed on parents. We strive to make it easier on parents by giving them the comfort that their children are in good hands.
All of our teachers pass a rigorous screening and fingerprinting process. We hold three licenses (Infant, Preschool, and Schoolage). Most of our teachers have added education and continue education in child development.
Heather Ridge uses a professionally designed curriculum program by Zoo Phonics. Zoo Phonics offers thematic curriculum; complete with lesson plans, assessments, progress reports, portfolios and newsletters for parents to use as a guide.
Children learn through hands on play and structured activities in our well organized learning centers. Our classroom is organized into "learning environments." These are the places within our classroom where the children can find the toys and materials related by theme, interest, and skills. These activities and toys can be used independently by the children, or with teacher direction, to reinforce and enrich skills and concepts they need. Learning environments are an excellent way to individualize the curriculum to meet the varying needs of young children.
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