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Shark - Explorers

Goals for Children

What we anticipate for the children in our care

  • Develop socially, emotionally, physically, and cognitively.
  • Gain confidence and build self-esteem by practicing and developing self-help skills, becoming more independent, and being a valued member of a group.
  • Strengthen communication and cooperation skills. 
  • Practice self-regulation skills and strategies, while being guided in problem solving and conflict resolution techniques
  • Feel special, included, and accepted while their home culture and language is reflected in the classroom environment.
  • Participate in tasks that are open-ended, engaging, and meaningful, both indoors and outdoors.
  • Gain knowledge about themselves, others, and the world around them. 
  • Have experiences, which will challenge, inspire, and engage them while playing, learning, and interacting with others.
  • Develop skills that will help lay the foundation needed for future school success and support the development of a lifelong love of learning.


Goals for Families


  • Families will feel welcomed and respected in our program.
  • Parents will feel encouraged to give input regarding their child’s growth and development.
  • Teachers and parents form a collaborative relationship.
  • Parents feel positively about their child’s education and care.