Child Centered Learning: Our Philosophy

At South Whidbey Children’s Center, we truly believe that encouraging children to engage in self-direction in their education is the surest way to instill a lifelong love of learning, critical and creative thinking. That is why our educational philosophy is to nurture, support and empower the whole child and to help them grow deep roots that will serve them throughout their education and life. We believe this approach helps to foster self-confidence, curiosity and compassion in your child during this vital stage of life.

We also believe that, in order to provide your family with the best possible early learning experience, we must work deliberately to create a diverse and equitable environment. As such, it is crucial to our child-centered learning philosophy that we be committed to improving the wages, benefits and professional status of our teachers, as well as making our Center accessible to a wide variety of family income levels.