Mission Statement and Philosophy

Mission Statement: Pathways to Play Early Learning Center strives to build partnerships with families and communities in order to provide high quality early childhood education and care that contributes to children’s social, emotional, intellectual, and physical development.

Philosophy: We believe that children learn best through play and exploration of their environment. Positive play experiences, with a variety of hands-on activities and social interactions with adults and peers, fosters the development of young children and helps them to understand the world around them.

We believe in developing the curriculum to fit each child’s individual needs and promote creativity in young children. We strive to provide an environment rich in meaningful play experiences that allow children to “have fun” while they learn; we know that children learn best when they WANT to learn, their natural curiosity is encouraged, their minds are actively engaged, and they can build self-confidence by mastering new skills.

We believe that inclusive environments build self esteem in young children. Building trusting relationships with families and communities contributes to the inclusiveness of the program and has a positive impact on children’s early learning experiences. Our team of early childhood professionals develop curriculum and classroom environments that provide countless opportunities to foster children’s social, emotional, physical, and intellectual development.

At Pathways to Play Early Learning Center, we believe that young children’s play is meaningful, and the most important way they process new ideas and experiences. We build partnerships with families to offer high quality care.