Compassionate & Professional Child Care
At Children First Learning Center Foundation, we understand that children are born with a natural curiosity about the world. That is why we tailor our programs to offer learning through active exploration and interaction with adults, children, and other materials.
Serving children in Crown Point, IN, our teachers and child care professionals recognize each child’s individual needs and are dedicated to providing age-appropriate care. With an emphasis on safety and security, we offer a hands-on approach that encourages children to grow with self-confidence and a strong sense of self-direction.
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Learning Through Play
Early childhood research shows that young children learn primarily through play, an essential part of childhood. It offers the freedom children need to try new ideas, practice developing skills, and imitate adult roles, all while learning social skills and developing friendships. Children are knowledge builders, and will apply what they have already learned to different situations. Exploring, discovering, questioning, and guessing are important activities which help children to learn and become the active decision-makers in their own scenarios.
Supporting Growth in Every Way
Our center promotes the development of the child through play. We believe that children learn through active hands-on involvement with materials, equipment, and activities. During active play, a child’s mind, body, and emotions develop. We also encourage children to be independent in basic care routines (e.g. brushing teeth, going to the bathroom, etc.), because these routines can provide meaningful learning opportunities as well.
Our goal is to provide a stimulating, sensitive environment that supports the child’s social, emotional, physical, and cognitive growth. Children learn how to form positive, caring, and cooperative relationships by interacting with children and adults. Through these interactions, children learn to get along with others.
The Key to Future Development
When a child experiences success in play and is encouraged to make choices, communicate thoughts and feelings in a positive way, and accept responsibility for actions, the child learns social skills needed throughout life. Early childhood play experiences affect learning and personal growth throughout life. Thus, our objective is to assist families in the task of providing a strong foundation for their child’s future development.