Our Educational Vision

Hampton Lane Child Development Center provides a warm, loving, and safe learning environment for preschool children ages two through five years old. We strive to create a positive and nurturing environment where children can feel safe to explore and learn. Our Center includes a language rich educational program, which provides a variety of experiences to help preschoolers develop socially, emotionally, intellectually and physically.

It is our belief that this type of program is best carried out by a faculty that is educationally qualified to present a developmentally appropriate curriculum. The faculty is committed to encourage the children to develop a healthy self-image, gain confidence in interactions with children and adults, and grow toward independence. In the developmentally appropriate environment children benefit from new experiences and develop the tools and skills needed to achieve their own level of excellence and realize their full potential.

We believe that children are always learning and that play is an important part of the learning process. The instructional methods used are age-appropriate individual, small group and whole group activities. It also offers opportunities for creative play in developmentally appropriate learning centers.

The curriculum is hands-on and encourages children to actively explore and discover the world around them. It addresses the whole child and includes experiences with language and literature, mathematics and science, social studies, creative arts and fine and gross motor activities. We also value physical fitness with two daily outside activity times as well as indoor music and movement classes, exercises, and some yoga.

Children are given sufficient time to explore all the learning centers, however screen time on computers and/or iPads is limited to a maximum of 20 minutes per day per child. Computers are only used during center time activities and computer time activity in the class must be interactive. The internet is used judiciously by the teachers in the classroom to give real-life examples of the areas under study. The children gain knowledge of concepts and skills through hands-on discovery and active involvement. Additional enrichment experiences include music and movement, chapel, Read Rover, special visitors and in-house and travel field trips.