The Children's Center at Groton is a non-profit organization dedicated to respecting, educating and inspiring young children in a nurturing and natural environment. Our high teacher-to-child ratio provides a developmentally appropriate, emergent, play-based curriculum that engages the interests and strengths of each individual child, their families and teachers. Our goal is for each child to emerge as a socially competent citizen with a life-long love of learning.
We believe in the wonder of childhood.
We believe in the power of play.
We believe in respecting each child as an individual.
We believe that even our youngest citizens have rights.
We believe that each child develops and learns at his/her own pace.
We believe in teachers co-constructing curriculum with children.
We believe in respecting children’s thoughts and ideas.
We believe in teaching peaceful conflict resolution strategies.
We believe children are competent and full of knowledge.
We believe in the impact of authentic adult-child relationships.
We believe in the power of individual attention
We believe that children benefit when families and educators work together toward common goals.
We believe that children deserve an aesthetically pleasing classroom environment.
We believe that children have the right to explore and discover the natural world.
We believe it is our responsibility to provide opportunities for children to give back to their community.