The Maxwell children's center has a unique philosophy for children and their families. A partnership is formed between parents and teachers encouraging shared participation in each child's educational experience.
We believe children learn best when they are actively involved with the people and materials around them. Knowing that play is the way children learn, teachers conscientiously provide an inviting, relaxed environment with diverse learning opportunities for children. Our teachers guide each child as she/he discovers, constructs, pretends and creates with others.
Children's natural curiosity leads each classroom's learning as they laugh, explore and expand their understanding of the world while simultaneously answering their questions.
The mission of the Maxwell Children's Center is threefold:
PROGRAM & CURRICULUM
With the diverse cultures and beliefs represented by the families in our program, we support an anti-biased approach to learning. We foster understanding, celebrate differences, and discuss questions about our world. Our curriculum arises naturally from teacher-child interactions and situations that allow for "teachable moments." Children's interests provide topics for discovery. Through conversations, observation, and family information-sharing our curriculum emerges.
The Center accepts children without discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or handicap. We welcome children with special needs. An individual program plan is established for each child through discussion with parents and other professionals.
All children are involved in a mixture of the following activities each day: