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What is our Philosophy at Center for Generations?
The Center for Generations is a faith-based, but non-denominational early childhood program. We believe in providing a developmentally appropriate environment that enhances each child’s individual development. We are dedicated to providing a healthy, safe, and nurturing environment where children can experiment, explore and learn about the world around them. Each class group is designed to enhance the various levels of a child’s social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Through learning centers, children are encouraged to explore, play, and learn at their own pace. Teachers serve as facilitator’s in the learning process, guiding and acting on learning opportunities that present themselves daily. With flexible, but planned lessons and curriculum, children in all groups have experience in small and large group settings, active and quiet play times, structured and free choice activities. We believe that all children shall have daily opportunities for art, science, math, building, music, movement, manipulative and language exploration. Center for Generations is a place where children have the freedom to experiment and explore in an environment that promotes positive developmental growth.
The Center for Generations is a unique early childhood program in which the focus is on early childhood development and intergenerational programming. We believe that our children are positively affected by interactions with the elders at St. John’s. Conversely, we know that the elders are positively affected by interactions with the children. Our focus with inter-generational programming is to provide opportunities to build respectful, meaningful relationships with our elders.