Safety and Security
Our goal is to provide a safe, secure environment for your child that fosters physical, social, and emotional development. Parents, as a child’s first and most important teachers, are an important part of our program. While you are participating in the program, we hope to develop a partnership, between home and school, which benefits the development and growth of your child. This handbook contains information regarding our program. This is very important that you read this handbook. It will answer many questions you have about Ukrainian Academy.
We ask that you read our Parent Handbook and feel free to ask questions.
Ukrainian Academy Childhood Educational Center is an educational program that was established to provide “quality education and loving care for children between ages 6 week and 12 years. It is our strong believe that every child has to be introduced to dance’ art’ and music from a very early age. Learning through play is viewed as the cornerstone of the curriculum. Adults provide protection, security, stimulation, support, limits and affection. Children are respected as individuals within a child-oriented rather than teacher-directed program. At the Ukrainian Academy, children are given the opportunity to explore materials and participate in a variety of experiences. Activities are carefully planned and implemented in an open-classroom setting. Children are free to choose from age appropriate activities including art, music, language development, pre-math skills, science and nature, and dramatic play. Children develop self-esteem, independence and problem-solving skills as they make choices and assist in planning the environment and the activities.
Our primary goal is for children to feel safe and secure. Prior to being independent a child must know that he or she can depend on adults and a predictable environment. Children are treated with respect and kindness. We recognize that children develop at different rates and have different interest. Small group size and appropriate teacher-child ratios allow for meeting the individual needs of each child.
Learning and playing are not limited to the classrooms. Children participate in the outdoor environment each day. The Center provides age appropriate playgrounds. Infants are also taken outside for walks in a stroller or in the arms of a teacher.