Our Commitment to Parents

Our mission at Small Steps – Big Strides is to offer care, comfort, fun, and safety for your child – from infancy 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, creating new ways of thinking. and problem-solving that acknowledge and celebrate 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, which is 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.