Educare - Contract Child Care

Playworks Objectives

  • Provide a warm nurturing environment that encourages the development of the “whole child”
  • Respect, accept, and appreciate each child as an individual
  • Maintain an environment free of racial or sex role bias, stereotype, or prejudice
  • Provide an environment that is based on successful experiences, which encourages children to develop a healthy self-concept, and positive self-esteem
  • Encourage each child’s independence, autonomy, and self-discipline
  • Offer an environment that encourages children to develop their capabilities and interests at their own pace and according to their own individual needs
  • Offer a program that recognizes the uniqueness of each and every child and provides positive encouragement for the child’s continued growth
  • Provide an environment that offers the child an opportunity to learn by doing – moving concrete hands-on experience to more abstract concept development
  • Provide opportunities for a lifetime of creative living and foster the early development of a lifelong desire to learn
  • Provide a variety of developmentally appropriate activities and materials to encourage the development of social skills
  • Encourage children to think, reason, question, and experiment
  • Encourage linguistic development
  • Encourage and demonstrate sound health, safety, and nutritional practices
  • Encourage creative expression and appreciation of the arts and enhance physical development and skills
  • Provide a healthy, safe, secure, comfortable, enjoyable, and responsive environment
  • Provide daily information to parents/guardians
  • Encourage parents/guardians’ questions, opinions, and involvement