Our Commitment to Parents

Our mission at Small Steps – Big Strides is to offer your family the care, comfort, fun, and safety of your child – from infants to school-age. We strive to be your partner in their emotional growth and physical development. Each day promises an exciting new adventure with age-appropriate and stimulating curriculum and programs.

Our underlying philosophy of respect, reciprocal relationships, and community manifests itself in our goals as we assist in the development of your child. Small Steps – Big Strides Childcare was established to provide quality, loving care for children 6 weeks to 11 years old. Our teachers recognize the importance of balance while providing opportunities for mental, physical, and emotional growth through a variety of learning experiences.

We pledge each day to strive to…

  • be role models, creating an atmosphere where respect for one another and ourselves manifests itself in everything we do
  • provide qualified, caring and enthusiastic educators who will nurture each child’s learning, thinking and development.
  • offer a safe, secure environment where each child’s individual needs are recognized and respected.
  • enable creativity that will foster mental growth by providing opportunities for testing new ideas, new ways of thinking and problem solving that acknowledges and celebrates their uniqueness and diversity.
  • develop a curriculum based on observations, strengths, and interests of the children to nurture their development and offer experiences that help children learn about themselves and the world around them.
  • make transparent to parents, families and children the learning environment we are creating and sharing those milestones and achievements through a variety of assessments and documentation.
  • communicate effectively with parents to form a cooperative team, the key to fostering a child’s success.  Communication provides opportunity for the child to reach their maximum potential both inside and outside the classroom.