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Our Program

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The Philosophy

How children learn

At Johns Hopkins Child Care and Early Learning Center, we believe children learn best when we build on their individual strengths. That’s why we meet children where they are developmentally.

The purpose of education

Early education is an opportunity to nurture children’s curiosity and inquisitiveness, develop problem-solvers and decision-makers, and prepare children with the academic foundation to achieve success in school and in life.

The role of the teacher

Our teachers actively engage children through intentional teaching practices that guide each child’s social, physical, emotional, and cognitive development, creating a joyful classroom environment that fosters cooperation and a sense of community.

We practice an emergent curriculum approach where teachers observe and plan activities and projects based on the specific group of children they are working with, taking into account their skills, needs, and interests. This approach results in children who are excited about their world and actively engaged in their learning.

We educate with respect for each child and in full partnership with families. Together, our goals are to inspire your child; to make sure each moment of childhood is one of wonder, joy, and learning; and to ensure milestones today pave the way for a lifelong love of learning.