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you for visiting www.childsplacea.com,
the official website of A Child's Place
Early Childhood Education center located in Gainesville, Florida.
At A Child's Place we strive to
provide a rich and stimulating environment that is at the same time
warm, loving and supportive. A Child's
Place provides care for children ages three weeks to ten
years and has two locations to best serve you. Our hours of operation
are from 6:30am to 6:30pm, Monday through Friday. We offer full
and part time programs, after school care and enrichment classes.
All lead teachers are certified and credentialed in Early Childhood
Education. The center also serves breakfast, lunch and a snack at
no additional cost to the parents.
Our child-centered program is designed to meet the developmental
needs and interests of young children. The school provides experiences
that enhance and enrich each child's total development. Throughout
each child has numerous opportunities to explore, create, develop
problem-solving skills, discover appropriate ways of interacting
with peers and adults, and learn concepts through concrete hands-on
Cognition develops with sensory experiences through play. As children
grow they need to understand the information they perceive through
their senses. They need to form ideas, and learn the language that
goes with those ideas. During early childhood, children form ideas
and concepts about numbers, sizes, shapes, colors, textures and
the laws of nature. They learn through actively experiencing and
exploring their environment. It is the role of the teacher to prepare
the environment for children to learn through interaction with adults,
with other children
and with materials. It is through the process of interacting with
people and materials that true learning results. The concern is
with process rather than product.
The emotional patterns of young children, as well as their perceptions
of the world, differ from those of adults. Young children are subject
to tense and often unstable emotions. Feeling comfortable and valued
is essential to a child's adjustment and learning in a group situation.
The development of social skills involves two related sets of
behaviors, the awareness of and interaction with others, and the
development of self-control and cooperation. Social understanding
develops as children participate in activities with adults and with
other children. The importance of play in the lives of young children
is recognized; play situations are engineered to increase interaction
and cooperation among peers. Through learning to understand the
feelings of others, preschoolers are taught to control aggression
and to engage in social play. Thus, they learn to solve conflicts
in appropriate ways.
A Child's Place's teachers and
caregivers strive to provide a rich and stimulating environment
that is at the same time, warm, loving, and supportive. Each child's
age, level of maturity, learning priorities and learning pace is
considered. It is within this supportive and non-pressured environment
that young children acquire a solid sense of security, positive
self-esteem, a long-term enthusiasm for learning and a respect for
individual, cultural and ethnic diversity. Parents and teachers
are seen as partners in children's care and education. Parents are
recognized and respected as children's primary care givers.
6200 SW Archer Rd.
Gainesville, FL 32608
License # 015100003
4127 SW 34th Street
Gainesville, FL 32605
License # 015100002
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