Preperation For Kindergarten Foundation For Life!!!

Our commitment to quality

We strive to create meaningful and trusting relationships between children, families, staff and community. At Happy Time our professionally trained staff creates an environment that is educationally dynamic and emotionally safe for children, families and staff to grow in. The quality care and education at Happy Time Day Care Center is the result of over 35 years experience, continuous research, and an unwavering commitment to caring and educating our youngest citizens and their families.

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Mission

 

Happy Time Day Care Center, an accredited preschool and child care center located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood, provides quality care for infants through preschool aged children. The professionally trained staff partners with parents to provide a safe, nurturing environment where children thrive during their first five years of life.

 

Philosophy

 

Happy Time is committed to supporting and nurturing…

 

  • All children as thinkers, researchers, and problem solvers during their journey of learning and life.
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  • All children as unique learners by teaching them to learn and express their understanding in multiple ways.
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  • A partnership with parents. We respect that the parent is the child's first teacher and must be included in all decisions about the child's growth and development.
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  • Open dialogue and daily communication with parents. This is essential for the healthy development for the child.
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  • A staff that provides a rich and loving environment for children
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  • A staff that sets consistent and appropriate expectations and limits.
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  • A staff that view themselves as learners and continue to gain understanding and knowledge through professional development.

 

We honor the relationship between all members of our community-children, parents, educators and community members-and welcome open dialogue and collaboration to give children a jump start on life.

 

Goals-

 

 

    Happy Time fully embraces the following goals:
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  • To prepare children for kindergarten and beyond.
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  • To lay a strong foundation of skills necessary for future learning
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  • To develop enthusiasm for learning by providing multiple opportunities for learning
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  • To create a safe environment for which all will learn and live
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  • To develop an awareness of community and the importance of being part of the community.

 

Parent, Child, Staff, Community Graph

 

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