Our Mission

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.

Core Beliefs

  • 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.