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

Autumn is Here!!!

Fall is an exciting time for kids. It brings great outdoor activities, such as playing in the leaves, pciking pumpkins, and Trick-or-Treating!. Here are some helpfull tips to keep us all happy and healthy this Autumn Season!

Take steps to prevent the flu.

  • The single best way to protect against the flu is to get vaccinated each year in the fall.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
  • Wash your hands often.
  • If you or your child are diagnosed with a communicable illness, stay home and recover!

Get smart about antibiotics.

  • Antibiotics can cure bacterial infections, but not viral infections. The common cold and the flu are viral infections, so avoid using antibiotics if you have one of these.
  • Using antibiotics when they are not needed causes some bacteria to become resistant to the antibiotic, and therefore stronger and harder to kill.
  • See your doctor or nurse to find out if your illness is bacterial or viral.

Have a safe and healthy Halloween.

  • Make Halloween festivities fun, safe, and healthy for trick-or-treaters and party guests.

Be prepared for cold weather.

  • Exposure to cold temperatures can cause serious health problems. Infants and the elderly are particularly at risk, but anyone can be affected. Know how to prevent health problems and what to do if a cold-weather emergency arises.
  • Remember that using space heaters and fireplaces can increase the risk of household fires and carbon monoxide poisoning.