The primary goal of the Penn Family Early Childhood Center is to facilitate, strengthen, and encourage the social, emotional, intellectual, physical, and Jewish life of the young child. The program teaches the whole child by providing activities that emphasize literacy and language, math, science, and motor skill development (fine, gross and graphomotor), including dramatic play, cooking, music, movement, woodworking, art, and block building.
Our Educational Philosophy
Education at Play
We strive to provide a program that is developmentally appropriate for every child. We believe that young children learn best through play and that the educators’ role is primarily to provide support so that the child’s play becomes as constructive and elaborate as possible. The Penn Family ECC program offers many opportunities for play and active exploration within a clearly defined, challenging, non-competitive and nurturing environment. Play is balanced with educator-directed learning moments. Skills spiral throughout the years and those emphasized are carefully selected with developmentally appropriate goals in mind.