Mission and Background
Coastside Children's Programs (CCP) mission is to provide a safe and caring environment where children learn through experience, play, and friendships - building a foundation for success in school and life.
Our non-profit agency has served children and families from diverse multicultural and socio-economic backgrounds since 1975. We administer education and childcare programs that provide quality educational, recreational, and skill-building activities through preschools, and before and after school programs, and full-time Summer Camps. CCP teachers create a nurturing, safe environment for children to learn and have fun.
Our Teaching Philosophy:
CCP follows an emergent teaching philosophy (similar to Reggio Emilia). We prioritize active participation, relationship building, flexible methods, inquiry and play-based learning. CCP teachers expose students to new concepts (examples include caterpillars, deep oceans, farming) with the goal of inspiring a love of learning. Teachers then skillfully create opportunities for children to learn more about the topics that interest the children the most.
Children learn through experience and play.
Children constantly grow and change physically, socially, emotionally, intellectually, cognitively, and creatively. These changes are consistent, yet individual to each child. It is our goal to guide children toward success by creating an environment that facilitates growth, strengthens individuality, and promotes creative freedom through a blend of teacher-directed and child-initiated activities.
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