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Our Philosophy

The philosophy of Children’s Discovery Center is based on the image of the child. We see the individual child as having the right to a quality education. We respect that the child is the co-constructor of knowledge. This means that the children’s interests and their innate curiosity help choreograph our curriculum. We support the children’s exploration of their environment as natural researchers, and their need to be interactive learners. We provide children with the tools and resources necessary to explore and discover the world around them while having fun every day. Through hands on activities and learning centers, teachers facilitate and encourage exploration and learning at all ability levels. Children explore music and movement, math, science, art, language, literacy, and computers, all while growing their imaginations through dramatic play.

We offer children a rich environment for learning and the provocation to take another look.  Our philosophy combines some of the teachings of the greatest educators of our times — Maria Montessori, Jean Piaget, Bev Bos, Reggio Emilia‘s Loris Malaguzzi, and Lev Vygotsky. Our environment is structured so our curriculum is child-centered which implies that learning is both child initiated and teacher facilitated. We focus on the process of learning in all its intricacies, not just the end result or the product. The learner must be trusted and supported to follow the creative processes without worry of what the finished product may be.

At the Children’s Discovery Center, we are dedicated to allowing children the freedom to explore the world, while constructing age appropriate challenges, and supportive inspiration.

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Non-discrimination Policy

 

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, the Children’s Discovery Center is prohibited from discriminating on the basis race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status or sexual orientation.

To file a complaint of discrimination, write:  USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410, or call 800.795.3272 (voice) or 202.720.6382 (TTY).  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

The Children’s Discovery Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, cultural heritage, political beliefs, marital status, national origin, or sexual preference.

CDC does not discriminate on the basis of HIV infection in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.  Staff and children are not required to disclose HIV infection status to CDC.