-Discusses basic components of nurturing care and teaching – understanding children, creating a responsive environment, and partnering with families.
-Promotes children’s development and learning through daily routines and purposeful play.
-Focuses on exploration and discovery as a way of learning, and enabling children to develop confidence.
-Offers daily opportunities to individualize instruction to meet the needs of each child.
-Addresses important areas of learning from social-emotional, math, and the arts, incorporating them in every part of the day.
-Provides opportunities for observation to help teachers build a strong relationship between curriculum and assessment.