The educational philosophy at Asra's Family Childcare Center Inc. is based on the method developed by Maria Montessori. Through her work with and scientific observation of children, she discovered that children possess an active love of learning and an eagerness to explore their environment. By working with a child's natural inclinations towards discovery, one can create a learning environment, which will foster independence, self-discipline and motivation. In this prepared environment, children can learn to concentrate on their own work and cooperate with others.
Our goal is to assist each child to continue to grow in all developmental areas, at their own pace and without competition. Our activities are designed to be age appropriate and with the child's developmental needs in mind. Children do not fit their learning into certain hours of each day, they are continual learners.
The best situation to promote early learning is by providing interesting and challenging opportunities for individual exploration throughout the day. However, children need a certain amount of routine and structure each day. To ease the anxiety it is essential to plan predictable routines each day for a smooth transition between arrivals, snacks/meals, naps, play activities and departures. Asra's Family Childcare Center Inc. does not promote any religious training in Center directed activities.