OUR NAME—We view children as “little buds,” just beginning to grow and develop and learn about the world! Each will bloom in his/her own way and in his/her own time. We the Little Bud staff, side-by-side with parents/guardians, supply the “sunshine and water” to help the children in our program come to learn about their world by exhibiting the love of God and the love of each other in a caring and nurturing environment where “little buds” can bloom!
OUR PHILOSOPHY—We believe that every child is a precious gift of God and that God cares for His children and wants adults to care for them too. We believe that children need a safe, secure and loving environment in order to be able to learn. We believe that children learn best at their own pace, in their own way. Children need to explore, investigate, manipulate and move about to learn their world. We believe an environment that allows for safety and security, concrete interaction, experimentation and positive individual one-on-one interaction with adults is the environment most conducive to learning for young children. We also believe that through such an environment, the underlying presence of love and acceptance is evident and absorbed by the children so they, in turn, can see their value based on God’s love for them, displayed in other people.