Young children learn by doing.
Young children need to engage, experiment, explore, develop, expose, produce, process, discover, build, and risk in the world about them.
Young children need a safe, caring, nurturing, loving, comfortable physical and emotional environment.
Young children need an environment that is accepting, trusting, comforting, appreciative, inclusive, happy, and secure.
Young children need opportunities to develop positive self-esteem, individuality, and a healthy ego.
Young children need opportunities that make them feel confident, appreciated, recognized, loved, contributing, whole, intact, liked, and “as is”.
Young children need teachers who engage, listen, communicate, hug, facilitate, prepare, stimulate, encourage, respect, accept, allow, learn, challenge, experiment, honor, motivate, model, enrich, grow and develop in their work with young children and their families.