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Goals and Objectives

The NIST Child Care Center is committed to:

  • following the developmentally appropriate guidelines established by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the State of Maryland Office of Child Care Regulations;

  • providing a healthy, safe and secure environment for children;

  • encouraging each child in his/her developmental growth by providing an environment that encourages learning through action, inquiry and exploration;

  • assisting each child to gain better control and understanding of his/her body through interaction with the environment, materials, and equipment;

  • helping each child develop language skills which will enable expression of thoughts and feelings as well as an opportunity to increase knowledge;

  • promoting a good self image in each child by providing an environment that encourages independence, decision making, and problem solving;

  • fostering an appreciation for the ethnic and cultural diversity of its families and its community; discrimination, in any form, will not be tolerated; and

  • promoting a cooperative, informative, and respectful relationship with families.