Advantage Early Learning Center is dedicated to providing a safe, nurturing, and developmentally appropriate environment for all children. We are committed to enriching childrenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s lives socially, emotionally, intellectually, and physically in an atmosphere that enhances creativity and self-confidence. In defining our philosophy, we work from the following foundational truths:
1. Early experiences determine a childÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s learning pattern for life, and early childhood is also the time when self-concept and self-esteem begin to develop. We provide a quality early care and education experience, offering challenging goals and opportunity for achievement, setting children up for future social and academic success.
2. Children learn through play and the active manipulation of materials in their environment. With that in mind we make materials available and offer a balance of child and teacher directed activity.
3. Partnerships between teachers and families are key to a positive educational experience for children. We encourage strong relationships between staff and families through our open door policy, volunteer opportunities for family members, and family events throughout the year.
4. Children are unique, and as such will grow and respond at their own pace. WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re sensitive to the individual, and provide a rich variety of experiences.
Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP) is the cornerstone of our philosophy. We understand how children learn and develop and the sequential progression of each stage, and we use this knowledge to meet children where they are in the developmental continuum. We encourage them toward challenging, yet attainable, goals. Armed with the knowledge that early experiences determine our learning pattern, we provide a quality early childhood experience that helps set children up for future success..
Preschool and Child Care from 6 wks to 12 yrs
Experienced Lead Teachers with low turnover
All staff are licensed and must pass a federal and state background check. All staff members are First Aid and CPR certified,and are required to complete a minimum of 30 hours/year in additional training/classes in Early Care and Education.