|The goal of Tot-Time Child Development Centers, Inc. is to provide young children with a safe and healthy environment in which they can develop emotionally, physically, intellectually, socially and creatively. We promote an atmosphere of learning and cooperation where parents, teachers and children interact with mutual respect and caring.
At Tot-Time we promote an atmosphere of diversity and acceptance through sharing traditions and holidays from our many nationalities. We encourage parents to participate in this as well as all educational endeavors.
At Tot-Time we value early childhood development and understand that every child is unique and our teachers take great care in fostering each child’s individual needs. Our program is primarily cognitive based and young children learn through active exploration in an environment which is rich in materials and opportunities to converse, socialize, work, play and learn to compromise with others. The classrooms are planned to encourage curiosity, exploration and problem solving in an atmosphere of warmth, affection and respect for each child. Teachers plan a curriculum and create a classroom environment to promote learning through curiosity, exploration and problem solving.
We encourage children to work individually or collaboratively in centers or on projects that are designed around the interests of the children. Children enjoy hands on activities which incorporate the foundations of math, science, social studies, creative art, language arts, music, movement and dramatic play. All aspects of each child’s growth and development; intellectual, social, emotional, physical and creative are considered in our curriculum. Activities, experiences and teacher-child interactions are constantly being assessed and evaluated in terms of the following growth and development goals:
1. Development of a positive self image
2. Respect for the individuality and rights of others
3. Interacting positively with peers and adults
4. Acceptance and expression of both positive and negative feelings
5. Development of independence
6. Development of creative thinking and problem solving
7. Development of emergent literacy
8. Development of fine and large motor skills