Welcome to the Nursery Program, serving infants and toddlers at Highland Presbyterian Nursery and Weekday School!
Babies are experiencing physical growth and brain development at a more rapid rate than any other period in their lives. Have you noticed your infant’s incredible natural curiosity and ability to focus on the sounds, sights and feel of the world? Toddlers are constantly on the go, opening and emptying cabinets, striving for independence, gaining confidence and developing their sense of self. Have you wondered at your toddler’s insatiable curiosity and need to explore, touch, taste, and examine every aspect of the environment?
In the Highland Pres. Nursery Program, we provide many opportunities for our infants and toddlers to explore and examine at their own pace and based on their own interests. From day one, we take time to connect with children, observe and admire their capabilities, respectfully care for their needs and build a trusting relationship with them. A loving and respectful relationship between children and their teachers provides children with the security they need to explore, create, experiment and learn at school. For our youngest children, care is the basis for our curriculum. Providing excellent care includes offering rich, open-ended materials to explore and experiment with, providing opportunities for creating music and art together, playing in different environments, outdoor and indoor, slowing down and allowing learning and development to happen in an unhurried and flexible pace.
The environment we provide for our infants and toddlers becomes a home away from home; a place where children and parents feel warmly welcomed, valued and respected. Caring for your child is our curriculum and the basis for which all other learning occurs.
We look forward to partnering with you during this exciting time of exceptional growth of your child.