Philosophy Statement

The Child Care program at Pioneer Career and Technology Center is planned with a curriculum emphasizing the physical, emotional, social, and cognitive development of the child as he or she passes through predictable and sequential stages of development. The name of our curriculum is “Creative Curriculum.”

Child-directed, teacher-supported exploration and learning experiences are designed so that each child can construct knowledge at his or her own developmental level and pace. His or her needs, interests, and abilities are met through active and quiet play.

The program promotes kindness, curiosity, cooperation, resourcefulness, affection, and joy to the children of various ages, races, creeds, and socio-economic backgrounds.

The program emphasizes the importance of safety for all children. Children need to feel safe and secure in their environment.

Integrated programming allows all children, typically developing and children with disabilities, to gain a broader perspective of the real world. Children engage in a variety of opportunities and experiences as they interact with peers in the environment.

Parents are considered an integral part of the learning experience. They are encouraged to be active participants in their child’s educational program.

An appraisal of each child’s progress will be implemented so that individual needs can be addressed and an intervention can be provided when necessary.