Mission and Background
Coastside Children's Program's (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 programs follow a play and project based approach to curriculum planning. Through observation and assessment teachers develop curriculum based upon children's interests and needs. This tailored approach to curriculum gives teachers an opportunity to scaffold the child's learning experience to promote and foster a love of learning.
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 Educational Philosophy:
Our educational philosophy is child-centered. We expose children to interesting material and expand upon the curriculum by capitalizing on what most interests them – we call that a teachable moment. Also, due to both our acceptance of state and federal funding, we do not provide religious instruction or worship for parents, providers, or the public.
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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