Merced College Child Development
"Children are our most valuable resource"
Reaching Out (video)
Our curriculum is based on current early childhood educational theory.
We believe that children learn first about themselves and then the world
around them. Through self exploration of their environments, teachers
are able to guide children based on their individual interest, learning
styles and cultures and encourage positive growth and development. We
focus on the individual need of every child, recognizing that each child is
unique and learns at their own pace. We provide a developmental
- Nurtures and facilitates
- Fosters each child's sense of self
- Fosters diversity amongst all
- Encourages critical thinking
- Fosters each child's positive self esteem