Your Child Is in Great Hands
Saint Francis Early Learning Center supports an effective early childhood program that recognizes each child as a whole person, whose growth occurs in developmental stages that are uniquely individual and continuous. Young children learn most effectively when they are engaged in an environment where teacher-child, child-child, and child-environment interactions are all high levels.
Learning is seen as an active process where knowledge in constructed as well as acquired. The curriculum and instructional strategies are based on developmentally appropriate practice for young children. These strategies provide a balance of child-initiated and teacher-initiated activities, which enhances the social, emotional, physical, and intellectual development of each child.
The curriculum is based upon emerging abilities in young children and is responsive to the differences in their levels of development. The curriculum is aligned with the PA State Standards for Early Childhood Education. The staff believes in a warm, nurturing environment that provides children physical and psychological safety.
Teachers and parents working as a team provide the learning experiences and models, fostering positive attitudes and dispositions towards learning. SFA-ELC recognizes the importance of continuing evaluation systems assessing and reviewing the progress, performance and development of children, personnel, and overall program.