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Our Vision, Philosophy, & Goals

Our Preschool Vision
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To provide beautiful, nature-inspired learning environments which support the whole child. 

Our Philosophy
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The staff and administrative team at Tehama County Department of Education know that young children thrive in safe, friendly, and respectful environments. Environments where educators are fully present, and work diligently to connect and extend children’s learning.
Our program philosophy fosters a child-centered approach to learning, and is based on the guiding principles of the California Preschool Curriculum Framework:
  • Relationships are central.
  • Play is the primary context for learning.
  • Intentional teaching enhances children’s learning experiences.
  • Family and community partnerships create meaningful connections.
  • Individualization of learning includes all children.
  • Responsiveness to culture and language supports children’s learning.
  • Time for reflection and planning enhances teaching.
(From CA Preschool Curriculum Framework, Vol. 1 Pg. 5).
We work to empower children, promote individuality, and develop strong partnerships with families.
We strive to create an environment that helps young children attain physical, cognitive, social, language and emotional achievements to be prepared for school.

Our Goals
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  • Create a warm, nurturing, safe, and culturally responsive environment that is inviting to children and families.
  • Provide a curriculum that is child-centered, and emergent, based on the children’s interests.
  • Respond to the changing needs of children and families.
  • Establish partnerships with families, offering collaboration opportunities in all aspects of the program.
  • To be an integral part of the school campuses where sites are located; supporting the vision developed for each campus site.