Early horizons' Philosophy
Early Horizons believes in hands-on learning in all areas of curriculum. Children learn more from interacting with materials and the world around them, rather than from adults trying to explain concepts to them. Play is life for young children. Play enables children to learn through curiosity, invention, and persistence. Children’s attention span is surprisingly long when they are interested in what they are working on. Play allows children to master basic skills without pressure. Play encourages problem solving. Our role as caregivers is to set up an environment rich with materials that offer children the ability to play and learn. By interspersing adult directed activities with child initiated play we insure the development of the whole child.
Early Horizons embraces children and families in a safe, diverse environment where children excel physically, socially and cognitively through hands-on learning. Using play as the basis, we have created the LifeStart curriculum: a unique, developmental program that honors the whole child while providing developmentally appropriate activities for each age level. We have taken the latest in brain development research, combined it with classic early childhood methods such as Piaget, Montessori, and R.I.E., and incorporated the NAEYC standards to develop this wonderful curriculum.
We believe that supporting families in their parenting endeavor is an important part of our mission. To that end we offer families the following:
• Part-time or full-time schedules
• Monthly parent newsletter
• Annual parent-teacher conferences
• Family events & activities
• Parent meetings
• Scholastic Book Program
• Fall & spring photographs of your child
• Summer Camp for school-age children
• Extra classes, at no charge: Boogie Feet & Mr. Clifford’s Music!
• Dance Classes available on site
ORGANIC, GREEN & HEALTHY
By serving only organic milk, to using all 100% compostable paper products and utensils, Early Horizons cares about your children and the environment.
www.EarlyHorizons.com 1510 Lewiston Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94087 Directors@earlyHorizons.com 408-746-3020