Preschool in Bristol, NH 03222
83 Windham Street- Ecsu Campus
Bristol, NH 03222
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The mission of the Margaret S. Wilson Child and Family Development Resource Center of Eastern Connecticut State University is to promote the social, emotional, cognitive, language, aesthetics, and physical development of young children of diverse backgrounds, to inspire, support, and educate their families, to provide a model program for future teachers and early childhood professionals, and to serve as a hub of innovative research and professional development.
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All young children have potential and are competent, curious, and capable of asking and answering their own questions, taking intellectual risks, and co-constructing knowledge with teachers, parents and peers.
Children acquire knowledge of the physical and social world when they are challenged to make sense of new objects, actions, events, and relationships, relying on their prior knowledge and lived experiences.
Learning has a social purpose and is supported by social and emotional competencies and positive, nurturing relationships with peers and adults.
Play is a primary mode of expression, a rich context for the construction of knowledge, and a fundamental right of all young children.
Supporting, empowering, advocating for, and engaging families will facilitate the positive development of the whole child. Collaborative, equal-status family-teacher partnerships are the foundation of a culturally meaningful, family-centered curriculum.
Teachers and family members must collaborate in the assessment of young children in order to acquire complete, accurate, and culturally-sensitive understandings of development and to make meaningful use of assessment data in planning and implementing curriculum.
Together, teachers and families can create a sense of belonging and community in which childrens emotions, spirits, and intellect can flourish in concert.
Each child is unique and demonstrates a distinct pattern of learning, interaction, communication, and interest, which is nurtured by family, culture and community.