It is the philosophy of SUMMIT Early Learning that the primary purpose of early childhood education is to develop each child’s innate love of learning and discovery.
Our curriculum follows the principles and practices of top academic research that exploratory play-based learning during early years fosters a lifelong love of learning.
Our philosophy is that children develop at their own rate and in their own way, and learn best through play. Our play-based, child-centered program reflects the integration of physical, cognitive, social, emotional, language, self-sufficiency, and artistic areas of instruction to foster growth in all areas of development. Meaningful play encourages curiosity, discovery, and problem solving which allows individual growth and development of a positive self-image. We strive to provide a coordinated and progressive program of services and supports that balance structure and exploration and is interesting and appealing.
SUMMIT Early Learning welcomes and includes all children. We recognize the value of including young children with disabilities in programs with typically developing peers. We believe the benefits for all children are considerable and that all children can grow in an inclusive, diverse environment.
We believe in the importance of a strong partnership with families, for within that social grouping are found children’s first and primary teachers—their parents. Children learn best when parents are involved in their educational program. The primary bridge between home and school is the involvement of family and community.