Families are recognized as the child’s first and most important teachers.
A child’s development reflects the cultural, linguistic, individual family and community diversity. HSD’s Preschool environment will honor, respect, and support the child’s culture, language, family and community throughout the curriculum.
Expectations for children must be guided by an understanding of a child’s growth and development.
Young children learn through play and active exploration of their environment. They need large blocks of time to actively engage in a variety of activities.
All children are unique in their development and progress at different rates. Early childhood professionals must assess each child’s development and provide experiences that nurture their individual needs.
A child’s social and emotional competence is an essential foundation for all later learning.