The first few years of a child’s life are the foundation for the years to follow, and the parents are the child’s most important influencing factor. While there is no substitute for parents, the extensions of the home—relatives, church, daycare—play a crucial role in a child’s development as well. We believe that it is necessary to create a support system with the family unit to provide opportunities for the child to grow.
At Kidz Haven, it is our goal to provide quality care in a stimulating educational and social atmosphere and we are committed to promoting and supporting all aspects of a child’s growth. We help them develop at their own pace as they participate in a variety of individual and group activities to enhance their physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development. We value the importance of play, exploration, and language. Children thrive in a structured, predictable environment yet we also remain flexible to meet the child’s varying needs for the day. As we partner with you, we hope that we can help enhance your child’s skills so that they may gain the necessary confidence and love for learning that will be needed for proper development.
When I’m building in the block room, Please don’t say I’m “Just Playing.” For, you see, I’m learning as I play, About balance, I may be an architect someday.
When I’m getting all dressed up, Setting the table, caring for the babies, Don’t get the idea I’m “Just Playing.” I may be a mother or a father someday.
When you see me up to my elbows in paint, Or standing at an easel, Or molding and shaping clay, Please don’t let me hear you say, “He is Just Playing.” For, you see, I’m learning as I play. I just might be a teacher someday.
When you see me engrossed in a puzzle Or some “playing” at my school, Please don’t feel the time is wasted in “play.” For, you see, I’m learning as I play. I’m learning to solve problems and concentrate. I may be in business someday.
When you see me cooking or tasting foods, Please don’t think that’s because I enjoy it, It is “Just Play.” I’m learning to follow directions And see the differences. I may be a cook someday.
When you see me learning to skip, hop, run And move my body, Please don’t say I’m “Just Playing.” For, you see, I’m learning as I play. I’m learning how my body works. I may be a doctor, nurse, or athlete someday.
When you ask me what I’ve done At school today, And I say, “I just played.” Please don’t misunderstand me. For, you see, I’m learning as I play. I’m learning to enjoy and be successful In my work. I’m preparing for tomorrow. Today, I am a child and play is my work.