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Sand Point ChildDevelopment Center

Exploring where worms live

Helping children grow

At SPCDC children are safe, stimulated, appreciated, and receive the respect they deserve. Our program allows children to learn and grow at their own pace by providing them with activities and interaction appropriate to their development. We aspire to help children be responsible, self-confident, and sensitive to the needs of others. We encourage their lively imaginations, deep curiosity, abundant creativity, developing sense of inquiry, problem solving, and self-help skills in a caring atmosphere of respect for oneself, others, and our environment.

Playing in the sand

Through a child's eye

Children provide the cues to learning. At SPCDC, we look at the interests of the children and provide activities and opportunities to meet those interests. Some of our hands-on, developmentally appropriate activities include:

  • Integrated, Emergent Curriculum (more details at Curriculum)
  • Tactile play, such as sand and water play and sensory tables
  • Process-oriented art projects that focus on the doing
  • Circle time with sharing, singing, stories, and group discussions about topics of interest
  • Real life adventures such as field trips, gardening, baking, and swimming lessons
  • Science explorations in our expansive, tree-lined yard and garden
Picking raspberries at the farm

Parents and teachers working together

We value the time and energy parents spend to help us obtain the high quality we strive to maintain. Parents participate with special classroom projects, driving and supervision on field trips, producing written materials, building maintenance, acting as Board Members, organizing fund drives, and much more.

Learn about our teachers