Mission Statement and Philosophy
Teddy Bear Day Care and Preschool provides environments that teach and provides adults who care. At Teddy Bear Day Care and Preschool, each child is important. Teddy Bear Day Care and Preschool recognizes the need for and strives to provide all children and parents with warm, nurturing, friendly relationships with teachers. In addition, Teddy Bear Day Care and Preschool provides each child with a preschool experience that includes an individualized learning program based on six key competency areas.
The HighScope Curriculum emphasizes adult-child interaction, a carefully designed learning environment, and a plan-do-review process that strengthens initiative and self-reliance in children and young people. Teachers and students are active partners in shaping the educational experience.
The HighScope advantage: A balanced approach for young learners and the people who teach them. The HighScope Curriculum integrates all aspects of child and youth development. Using research-validated strategies, this approach enhances each young person's growth in the foundations of academics as well as in social-emotional, physical, and creative areas.
The open door policy of Teddy Bear Day Care and Preschool affords parents the opportunity to be an integral part of the learning experience through volunteering time and talent in the classroom or center, parent-teacher conferences and parent education workshops.
*Due to COVID-19 we are not able to allow parents into the school at this time. Until further notice, we will meet you at our front door during drop-off and pick-up times. You are always welcome to speak to your child’s teacher by phone anytime you would like to do so.
By individualizing learning based upon each child’s interests and strengths, children are allowed to progress as far as they are developmentally able in areas of language and literacy, logic and mathematics, movement and music, creative representation, social relations and initiative. From infancy through pre-Kindergarten, children ascend a ladder of progress in each of the competency areas with careful attention provided to tailoring activities to challenge children to climb to the next rung of development.
We offer a 10% tuition discount for all Active Duty Military Families.