The philosophy of Kids Depot is to provide a developmentally appropriate program for young children that fosters the whole child concept, respects each child as an individual and stimulates a child’s natural interest in, and enjoyment of, learning. We believe that given the opportunity, all children have natural abilities to thrive and grow; we applaud our parents for giving them that opportunity by bringing them to our schools.

Our long-term program goals include helping children:

  • To become creative, independent thinkers;
  • To feel competent, productive and self-reliant, as well as fostering good self esteem and a sense of self worth;
  • To develop a sense of responsibility for their own mental and physical health;
  • To understand that they are a part of a diverse, multicultural global community and that their actions influence the quality of that community;
  • To foster the value that many kinds of intelligence – linguistic, logical/mathematical, musical, physical, spatial and personal – are valuable and important to our community; and,
  • To encourage the development of higher moral reasoning, helping children to develop into adults with an internalized code of ethics and principles.

Kids Depot’s daily classroom practice and programming objectives will be designed to support the program’s philosophy and the established long-term goals. Our educational philosophy is supported by our curriculum, as well as by the teachers, families, and parents involved in the program, providing role models for our children. It is critical, then, for parents to choose a program with an educational philosophy that matches and supports their family values and their goals for their child.