"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world". Nelson Mandela
To create a program that develops the whole child.
Mission Statement of Belmont Community Day Care Center Inc.:
The Board of Directors, Administration, Staff, Children, parents and school Community of Belmont Day Care Center are committed to:
Educate children intellectually, physically, emotionally and socially by recognizing individual differences while encouraging self esteem and respect for others.
Create a setting in which children will find warmth, comfort, and gentleness as well as an abundance of opportunities for movement, exploration, hands on experiences, sensory perception, and self-discovery.
Develop an educational partnership between the families and the community that we service, with the mutual goal of creating lifelong learners.
Create an environment and Curriculum designed to nurture and facilitate growth during each stage of child development.
Primary Goals of the Belmont Community Day Care Center:
1. To help every child achieve independence, self-discipline and social competence.
2. To promote and foster self-knowledge, enthusiasm for learning, positive attitudes, intellectual growth, and an organized approach to problem solving.
3. To help each child develop socially, physically and cognitively to the best of their abilities.
4. To assist parents in understanding the developmental stages of their child, enabling them to contribute most effectively to their child’s growth and enrichment.
5. To ensure that every child will be registered for a kindergarten program.
The Belmont Community Day Care Center strives to create and facilitate excellence in the life and experience of young children and the families we service. The Belmont believes that it takes a village to raise a child and we hold parents and family in the highest regards. Daily communication is encouraged between staff and parents. Family members and community partnerships help the Belmont to establish a cultural, safe, health, educational environment for all the children we work with.
We believe that all children are individuals who learn in their own way at their own pace
Play is the most important process through which young children learn
Children learn through educational experiences that are developmentally appropriate
Parents are a vital part of the learning process
Families are invited to participate in center and classroom activities and community functions
An educated and dedicated staff is critical to the development and maintenance of a quality early childhood program.
The continuation of education is important to keep all our staff current and up to date on modern theories and ideas.
Discipline Code of Conduct
The mission of the Belmont Community Day Care Center’s Disciplinary Guidelines is to ensure the integrated and consistent approach to promote the physical, intellectual, and emotional well-being of the children by facilitating a coordinated team approach with the teachers and parents of our programs.
The staff is expected to maintain order when a child’s behavior might be an endangerment to another individual or group, appropriate supervision and /or redirection of the child’s activity should take place.
Only staff members that are trained may administer any disciplinary action. The action shall be prompt and be related to the child’s actions so that he/she is aware of the relationship between his/her actions and the consequences of those actions. Explanation is part of this process to assure each child.
The staff should administer disciplinary action in such a way to help the child develop self -control and assume responsibility for his/her actions.
Corporal punishment, humiliation or fright methods of control and discipline are prohibited.
Food or rest shall not be used as a means of discipline under any circumstances.
Where separation is deemed appropriate, the child must always be visible and under a staff member’s supervision. Such separation shall be brief and only as long as it is necessary for the child to gain her/his self- control.
Parents shall have access to their child(ren) at all time.