The Anne Arditti Early Childhood Center is a preschool program with extended hours recognizing that people can combine positive parenting, with the pursuit of a career or education. For the child, a nurturing and loving childcare center can promote a healthy self-image and independence. Parents can feel comfortable knowing their child is being cared for in a pleasant, developmentally sound environment.
This is a time when young children develop belief in themselves, and their world that lasts a lifetime. The uniqueness of The Anne Arditti Early Childhood Center can be found in the quality of day-to-day interactions among children, staff, and parents. To the children, it feels like family, a place where they belong. Our environment encourages young children to develop at their own pace, to become independent, and to enjoy learning. To the parents, it feels secure and reassuring, as close to home as possible. To the staff, it feels like caring for a member of their own family.
Our staff is dedicated to strengthening family life through the transmission of values and Jewish traditions, while at the same time, welcoming families of all faiths. We have created a caring environment which encourages your child to begin at his/her own level to develop emotionally, spiritually, socially, physically and cognitively. A child’s play is his work and our children enjoy an active day building with blocks, experimenting with science and math, creating with art, and taking part in cooking and dramatic play. Our loving teachers give students many opportunities to explore and experiment, question and guess, and to try try try…. again, and until they succeed. Outdoors, children enjoy a special place, and continue to develop and grow. The playground is divided into two sections, one for our youngest students, equipped with safe age-appropriate climbing, riding, and push toys. The play area for our “older” students consists of a large climbing structure, and riding toys that promotes motor skills and further enhances social skills. Both sections have shaded areas for quiet reflection and picnics.
Since the preschool years are the time when behavior patterns, value systems, and attitudes emerge, it is essential to our philosophy to provide individualized attention. Our program provides quality care as shown by:
- A nurturing environment
- Staff trained in current child development methods
- Age and developmentally appropriate curriculum
- Safe, well maintained physical environment
- Ample space, materials and equipment
- Consistent communication with parents, both formal and informal
The following factors are the keys to realizing our goals:
- Building a positive self-image and high self-esteem in children
- Encouraging patterns of learning and problem solving
- Encouraging self-reliance
- Encouraging empathy and concern for others
- Developing an ability to cooperate with others
- Providing a healthy, safe and pleasant child oriented environment for optimum growth and development.
We believe communication between home and school is an integral part of our commitment to you and your child. Our teachers are interested in working with you in meeting your child’s individual needs. The various methods of communication will include:
Your child’s teacher will communicate with you daily concerning your child’s experiences at the Center. A written daily report will be provided for parents of Infants class, One year old and Two year old classes. Talk with your child’s teacher each day and look for notes on the classroom and parent bulletin boards, children’s mailboxes or cubbies as well as looking inside your child’s lunch box or backpack.
Remember: teachers are your best source of communication. If you need to get any information about your child, please contact your teacher.
- Periodic E-mails, Flyers and Calendars
In an effort to care for our environment we’ll be sending most of the information through e-mail, you will receive, flyers and newsletters; a year and monthly calendars containing general information about activities at the Center. Please check your e-mail often, your child’s mail box, the main ECC doors and the lobby bulletin board for important information posted.
Notice that calendar may be subject to last minute changes.