Our Vision of Childcare
We acknowledge that all members of our community including children, families and teachers have rights and all interactions should include respect. Trust underpins all positive relationships that are fostered at North Star Family Murrieta Day Care.
Playing to Learn/Learning to Play High-quality early childhood programs teach children to think creatively so they may succeed in a complex and ever-changing world. Purposeful play is developmentally appropriate and a significant element of any early childhood program. The following emphasizes the importance of play in a child’s intellectual, social, emotional and physical development. Play is a way of learning for children. During a typical preschool day, there will be structured and unstructured periods, enabling children to learn through at their rate.
Values that support learning through play include:
- * Children are viewed as thinkers, reflecting about their world
- * Purposeful play is when children learn through the process of their efforts
- * Children gain knowledge by building on a path of ever-increasing knowledge
- * Children are encouraged to make choices and practice individual decision-making
Learning environments support purposeful play by:
- > Blocks of various sizes and materials
- > Materials and time for dramatic, imaginative play
- > Manipulative and table toys
- > Art materials and tools to explore
- > Sensory play materials, including sand and water
- > A library area
- > Music and movement activities
- > Cooking experiences
- > Computer exploration
- > Outdoor and gross motor play
- > A quiet area for the child who needs to be alone
- > Ample and rich language and print
- > Writing tools and materials
North Star Family Day Care is a vibrant learning community where families and staff work together to create a rich environment that supports the development of our children emotionally, physically and academically. Our facility is designed to provide children the most creative environment where they can explore and play to learn.
We provide a wonderful outdoor environment where children can run and play in a very nurturing environment.
We are stocked with a variety of toys that foster play to learn. This is the foundation of our educational philosophy.
Our Daycare Murrieta Key Competencies
The ultimate goal is for children to employ the core competencies every day in school and in life.
Learn & Play