Open Door Policy

Open Door Policy

Our Center maintains an open door policy for all parents, guardians, or designated persons. Parents and family are always enthusiastically welcomed throughout the day by center staff. Research has shown that children who have actively involved parents, tend to have higher levels of self-esteem and feelings of internal self control and ability. At our center, staff and parents partner in a circle of care around children. At Saint Andrew’s, families matter!

Our Philosophy


Saint Andrew's Children's Center is committed to meeting the individual needs of each child in a nurturing environment which welcomes children and families of all faiths and cultures.

Center staff believe that parents are the first and most important teachers of their own children. Staff work with parents as partners while focusing on the emotional, social, physical, and intellectual growth of each child.

Our teaching teams strive to create a loving and nurturing environment which helps to instill a lifelong enthusiasm for learning. We believe that children are born with a natural curiosity about their world. Babies have an innate joy of learning that is evident even at birth. As children grow they continue to explore their world and to learn. Our particular curriculum aids them to become well-adjusted, joyful, successful learners.

Staff believe that children learn best when given many opportunities to explore and interact with their environment and that play is an essential part of that process. We believe that learning should be fun and that children learn best by doing and making choices. Center staff honor the belief that “Children’s play is their work.”

Staff realize that all children progress through a series of different stages of development. Although children progress through the same stages of development, their rate of development in each area is unique to the specific child. Teaching staff value children as individuals and maintain classroom activities that provide challenges for each child.

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