The staff at House of Dwarfs are committed to creating a warm and inviting atmosphere in which children and their families feel at home We expect to work in partnership with the families in our care to create a surrounding that reflects each and everyone’s culture and beliefs We value family input and participation in developing the environment materials and planning of our center We strive to create an environment that promotes inquisitiveness in all realms of development.
We teach the children communication skills which will assist them in problem solving We teach them how to assess problems between each other and create solutions to their difficulties We believe in fair and rioft9hysical methods to solve a conflict Our goal is to develop self-confidence self-control and sensitivity in the children’s interactions with others.
The staff agree that the best strategy for child learning is through play Real play is essential to the child’s development We believe very strongly that children increase their knowledge and understanding through the manipulation of materials and participation in activities That is through play the children are setting the foundation for skills such as reading and math required for school. We also think that play is a valuable tool for children to practice social skills.
We at House of Dwarfs believe in creating a child entered curriculum where there are long periods of time when a child can engage in continuous self-initiated play. This allows the child to plan play and complete his/her activities. The staff observes and records the children’s interests and then provide materials and activities that reflect those interests.
At House of Dwarfs we believe that the role of the staff is to determine each child’s developmental level and to incorporate activities into curriculum that will encourage growth of his/her social, emotional, physical, creative and intellectual development through a play based environment. In order to achieve this we take regular records on the individual child as well as the group to make accurate assessments of the child’s development and needs.