At Hamden Early Learning Program we believe each child is a unique individual. We strive to provide a loving, nurturing, and stimulating environment for children addressing social, emotional, intellectual, and physical needs through a balanced program. We believe in providing a physical environment that is safe, clean, healthy, and child-friendly. Classrooms are arranged to offer challenging play and learning choices serving a range of developmental levels.
The strength of our program is the experience, expertise, and dedication of our teachers. We support the teachers with training, resources and the freedom to create unique learning environments. Our teachers' main objectives are to instill a positive self-image and love of learning in each individual child. Helping each child grow and learn to manage personal feelings, understand others' feelings and needs, and interact positively with others will help them build a strong foundation for later development.
We believe in positive methods of discipline. We establish consistent and appropriate limits to help children function in their world. Our programs are designed to develop in children both a sense of independence and a sense of responsibility. We acknowledge that parents/guardians are the most significant adults in a child's life. We strive to create mutual respect between parents/guardians and teachers--a partnership for the benefit of the child. We encourage daily communications between parents and the center staff. Our doors are open to parents at all times.