The Sieda Child Development Center believes a strong education foundation is the key to long-term success. Sieda Community Action works to provide a strong early childhood education foundation. A major determinant of program quality is the extent to which knowledge of child development is applied to program practices which are both age appropriate and individually appropriate.
In a developmental program, children’s interests and skills guide curriculum planning. A child’s primary mode of learning should be through play; therefore, we believe that the process of learning is more important than the content of learning.
Consistent, understandable limits for children, as well as staff who respond to inappropriate behavior with insight, sensitivity, and skill are the foundation of our guidance and discipline philosophy. This allows children to become increasingly responsible for themselves and to understand inappropriate behavior and how to modify it.
We believe parents are the most significant adults in a child’s life and therefore do everything possible to insure parents’ involvement with our program. Developing strategies for keeping communication flowing freely is part of each staff member’s responsibility.