Mission & Philosophy
At Childswork we respect children's natural capabilities and share our passion, empathy and enthusiasm in a reflective and collaborative way. We provide a supportive, nurturing and encouraging environment for children and their families to develop relationships, to discover new ideas, to construct knowledge through play and to cultivate a joy for learning.
Play is a child’s work. Play is a child’s response to life. It is the way children discover themselves and the world around them.
Our Core Values:
At Childswork we partner with children, families, colleagues, and community members to support life- long learning in children and adults. We support this continued learning through inclusive ongoing dialogue, planning and investigating knowing that extraordinary experiences full of joy, wonder and discovery await us all.
At Childswork we are a credible organization, dedicated to providing a developmentally appropriate program with intentionality, self-reflection, and professionalism. We are transparent with ourselves and our community, honest and genuine with our children, and passionate about our craft.
At Childswork respect is expressed in an environment that honors the time and space that an individual needs to grow and learn, through interactions in a safe sacred place. Communicating, listening, and reflecting guide our actions toward others, materials, common shared spaces and ourselves.
At Childswork we foster community within our school and surrounding neighborhoods. Purposefully building relationships and engaging families we reach individual needs in a safe, trusting, and inclusive environment.
At Childswork we believe children are capable of using their natural sense of inquiry and wonder to construct knowledge about the world around them. We support children’s right to explore their natural interests by encouraging independent and collaborative experimentation and theory-building.