Our Priorities

Our first priority at Pal’s is to provide a safe and nurturing environment for the children of our community that will contribute in a real and positive way to their social, emotional and cognitive development through their childhood years. Quality staff, developmentally appropriate curriculums, appropriate teacher to child ratios, and facilities specially designed for early childhood care and learning all set the stage for your child’s happiness and success at Pal's.

Teaching Approach

At Pal’s, a structured play based setting provides children with opportunities to learn about their world through hands on experience and social interactions. This approach is combined with age appropriate academics that progress in complexity as the children progress toward their school age years. Curriculum and activities are planned with the goal of developing the child’s cognitive and physical abilities in an environment that fosters emotional and social growth.

Academics

To prepare them for a successful beginning to their school age years children at Pal’s are exposed to math, science, health, and social science concepts in a progression of increasing complexity as they advance from one age group to the next. In addition, we believe that exposure to literacy at a young age can contribute significantly to a child’s overall success. Literacy in its various forms is integrated throughout a child’s day through play, story telling, children’s books and art activities. Once children leave Pal’s early childhood programs and move onto their school age years, our focus is to provide children with a pleasant respite from the daily grind of school where they can participate in various clubs and enrichment activities, relax, have fun, and form bonds of friendship.

Relationships and Community

Every child at Pal’s is part a small community and we believe that socialization skills are important to the daily quality of life for each child at Pal’s. Our goal is for children of all ages to feel a sense of belonging, where peers and staff respect and celebrate our diversity as well as our common bonds. Finally, children gain a sense of security about their life when continuity exists between home and child care settings. We welcome and encourage parent/guardian involvement in the children’s daily experiences at Pal’s.

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Pal's News

Winter is here!!!

As the temperature drops and we go out to play in the snow, let's all stay healthy and happy by following these helpful winter safety tips:

Winter Safety Tips

  • Dress children in several layers of clothing with a water/windproof outer layer as well as a hat, gloves, and waterproof boots when going outdoors in chilly weather. 
  • Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate!  Just because it's cold doesn't mean we don't still need to stay hydrated!
  • When playing outside make sure children come in often for a warm drink and remember to keep applying that sunscreen to exposed skin!
  • When sledding, always wear either a ski or hockey helmet – not a bicycle helmet.
  • Never send children outside in extreme weather conditions such as snowstorms.

And finally, be sure to watch for closings and delays on any of the local networks' websites and/or television and radio broadcasts