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Philosophy & Goals

Philosophy
The practices of Air Force Child Development Programs are based on current knowledge of child development and early childhood education. We are responsible for supporting the development of the whole child, meaning all areas of development are considered inter-related and equally important. Our program acknowledges that children learn through active, hands-on involvement with their environment, peers, and caring adults. We respect each child’s unique interests, experiences, abilities, and needs, thus allowing us to be responsive to and appropriate for each child. Children are valued as individuals, as well as part of a group. Likewise, our program respects and supports the ideals, cultures, and values of families in their task of nurturing children. We advocate for children, families, and the early childhood professionals within our programs.

Goals

  • Foster positive identity and sense of emotional well-being
  • Enhance social skills
  • Encourage children to think, reason, question, and experiment
  • Promote language and literacy development
  • Build physical development and skills
  • Support sound health, safety and nutritional practices
  • Advance creative expression, representation, and appreciation for the arts
  • Appreciate and respect cultural diversity
  • Develop initiative and decision-making skills

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