Toddler

Introduction

At Small Steps Center we understand that one of the toughest decisions you’ll ever make is where to start your child’s first preschool experience. We are a proud small center with a low student per teacher ratio so we can provide the best quality education and care for your child ages: 18 months to 7 years old. Small Steps Center is an EEC (Early Education and Care) certified preschool for children ages 18 months to 7 years old. Our fun, safe, secure and enriching environment is the perfect place for your child to be cared for by EEC certified teachers and learn in their unique ways. We look forward to telling you more about ourselves to help make this decision a little easier. We are confident that once you get to know us, you will find that we are the best place to help nurture, teach and develop the needs of your child.

Mission

Our mission at Small Steps Center is to provide the best quality education and care to all children in our community. Small Steps Center welcomes children and families of all cultural backgrounds and beliefs. We strive to provide an optimal learning experience for children, families, and staff. It is our priority to create a positive, caring atmosphere so that children feel safe and loved. We promote children’s social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development through learning, play, and positive relationships. A sense of positive self-esteem can only develop if a child feels as though they can succeed, and it is our mission to help all children succeed. Our team of educators is passionate, and committed to “Building A Better Future for Children Small Steps at a time.”

Philosophy

Here at Small Steps Center, we strongly believe that children learn best in an environment that offers opportunities to grow. We promote a safe and stimulating environment while allowing children to express themselves. A child’s mind is like a sponge as it absorbs information directly from the environment and uses that information to develop socially, emotionally, intellectually and physically. Our learning center allows children to develop close bonds with other children and adults in their lives. It is our goal that these bonds will help children become strong adults and enables them to strive both academically and socially. We strongly believe that respect for children, families, and diverse culture is a central component of our teaching process. It is our goal that we foster the growth of positive self-esteem and self-confidence in all children and families that we serve.

Small Steps Center understands children’s minds and bodies develop best when exposed to a wide variety of activities that challenge them physically and intellectually, without being frustrated. Safe, secure, fun and developmentally appropriate materials invite children to explore and develop their abilities, talent, and interests. SSC provides materials and focuses on activities that reflect a variety of different cultures, thus helping children develop a sense of pride in their heritage, and respect for other cultures. Allowing children to make choices among a variety of materials or activities fosters independence while allowing them to exercise their unique preferences.
Small Steps Center uses a state of Massachusetts and EEC approved curriculum and lesson plans on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis; which provides all educators with the instrumental guidelines necessary to develop age-appropriate learning activities. A well-balanced curriculum and learning experience supports the social, emotional, physical, intellectual and language development of all children.

Categories: