© 2018 by New Beginnings

GROW THE FUTURE WITH NEW BEGINNINGS!

Our Philosophy

New Beginnings operates based on two beliefs:

Children are rich, powerful, and competent and bring to the learning environment an enthusiasm which must be nurtured and guided. They learn through actively participating in activities that engage their curiosity as well as their imaginations.

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Children are rich, powerful, and competent and bring to the learning environment an enthusiasm which must be nurtured and guided. They learn through actively participating in activities that engage their curiosity as well as their imaginations.

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Importance of Individuality

We believe that children are individuals and each has the right to a program which brings out the best in him or her. We will provide experiences which not only give the child security and predictability through the environment and the daily schedule, but also allow for freedom to explore and learn about topics that interest them.


We accomplish this by using The Creative Curriculum which focuses on “active learning” (learn more here). These interactions are also influenced by the nationally accepted Environmental Rating Scales (Infant Toddler – ITERS; Early Childhood – ECERS; School Age – SACERS) standards that all staff will be expected to utilize. It guides the set-up of the classrooms, the daily routine, and the interactions between staff and children.


We believe that the most meaningful way to prepare children for school is to assist them in developing their abilities to think and question and to validate their curiosity about the world. Our curriculum will therefore contain long-term projects that may often originate from interests that the children demonstrate. Opportunities to develop reading, writing and math concepts will show up in these projects because the children will be using them in very real ways as they are ready and motivated to do so. These projects will be enriched as parents and other community members are encouraged to lend their expertise to topics of study.