PHILOSOPHY

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If we think of curriculum as something we do to children, we think of products we teach them to make and lessons we have them remember. But, if we think of curriculum as something that happens to children, that children mesh with, then we think more of our role in preparing an environment and offering experiences through which children undergo the process of learning.
— Dorothy Cohen, early childhood education specialist

At YCNS, we practice Developmental Education. This style of learning fosters our students' cognitive development in an interesting, meaningful, and fulfilling way. Children are permitted to learn at their own pace through age-appropriate experiences, and to make sense of their world through play. 

Our teachers' role in the classroom is to observe and respect each child's play and to build that into a curriculum. Teachers provide new opportunities and materials that allow our students to expand their ideas. Ultimately, the focus is on bolstering each child's academic and socialization skills, in whichever way the child learns best.

When it's all said and done, the staff at YCNS is dedicated to the well-being of our students. We work hard to create a warm, enriching and safe environment where children are challenged and encouraged to learn and grow. For over 60 years, we've maintained these ideals and principals, and we are committed to continuing our legacy of graduating happy children who are prepared for their future.