At the Beth Shalom Early Learning Center, we recognize the importance of the early years in a child’s development and acknowledge the impact that a quality early education experience can have on his/her future success. We believe that each child is an individual with a unique endowment, which is continually shaped by his/her social and cultural environments.
Our program implements a curriculum that supports the principles of the Creative Curriculum and PA Early Learning Standards, with sensitivity to the environmental, cultural, and individual needs of our children and families. There are five components that framework our Early Learning Center Program: Environment, Language Development, Children, Families, and Teachers.
By implementing a comprehensive curriculum that is thoughtfully planned, challenging, engaging, developmentally appropriate, and culturally and linguistically responsive, our children will build skills and gain knowledge to be successful thinkers and explorers. In our application of developmentally appropriate practice, we highlight the importance of applying the knowledge of child development with the information gained by forming a relationship with each child and family.