Aleph-Bet Child Life Enrichment Program Inc.
Learn. Love. Laugh.
PLANNED AND SPONTANEOUS EXPERIENCES
For us, there is more to learning and
development than knowing the letters and numbers. We provide the children with
experiences that are designed to promote development in their:
abilities to manipulate, order and assess quantity and quality;
verbal, reading, and writing skills
ability to think in pictures;
knowledge of people, culture, and diversity;
ability to get along with other people; and
ability to identify and deal with their own emotions.
We work to achieve balance in our programming—e.g.
quiet/active, indoors/outdoors, large/small group activities, etc.
We celebrate and support similarities and
providing activities that show,
respect, and celebrate each child’s individual ethnic and cultural heritage
noting, accepting, and respecting
each child’s expression of feelings, whether positive or negative, and helping
them deal with their emotions appropriately
enabling the children to openly
express their positive and negative emotions through verbal, non-verbal, and
and respecting each other’s differences and celebrating our similarities.
We believe that children with varying needs,
interests, and abilities, should be given the opportunity and freedom to play,
explore, and learn independently and at their own pace. Children are provided a
place that is stimulating, safe, positive, inclusive, and free of
discrimination. We have large blocks of indoor and outdoor free play times to
help minimize interruptions and transitions.
The rooms offer toys, materials, and tools that:
can be used in a variety of ways
can be used independently
present opportunities for creative problem solving.
materials can be found in the following areas:
sand, water, library, art & writing, puzzles & table toys,
discovery/science, computer, dramatic play, music & movement, and indoor
and outdoor gross motor areas.
INTERACTIONS AND RELATIONSHIPS
We value and respect each child as a unique and
dynamic individual. We approach each child’s needs and exploration with
consideration, understanding, patience, and enthusiasm. We position ourselves
at their level (face-to-face), constantly observing their play and
interactions, listening to their views and questions, letting them take the
lead in their own learning and investigation, offering support and
encouragement whenever they need it, and presenting challenges to promote
We hope to create and sustain an open and
cooperative partnership with each family that would support them in meeting
their responsibilities for their child.
We work to maintain
an open line of communication with parents and caregivers.