What We Believe

  • We believe that excellent child care replicates many of the aspects of a loving home environment, where caring adults nurture children to grow and learn.  We have a basic respect for the uniqueness of each child.  The intent of our curriculum is to offer diverse opportunities for learning. 

  • We believe each child's cultural background is also relevant in the design of a curriculum that is age-appropriate for all children and individually appropriate for each child.  We provide a variety of multicultural, nonstereotyping materials and experiences for children in order to enhance each child's self-concept and to broaden the experiences of all children.

  • We believe multicultural curriculum experiences enrich the lives of children by fostering an appreciation of the differences and similarities among them.   

We Believe...

For our children

  • children learn by doing
  • in providing a safe and secure environment for learning
  • you are each an individual with unique needs and strengths
  • in respecting the diversity each of you represent
  • helping you build a foundation for success in life
  • in placing you at the center of everything we do

For our parents

  • you are your child’s first and most important teacher
  • when you are involved in your child’s development -everyone benefits
  • in placing children at the center of everything we do
  • in respecting the diversity each of you contribute to our center
  • your active participation in NKU’s Early Childhood Center enhances the quality of our program

For our student staff

  • you are essential to providing high quality early care and education at NKU’s Early Childhood Center
  • it is your responsibility to positively promote and represent our center on and off of campus
  • you will to utilize our center to develop and exhibit professional skill in early childhood education
  • you will treat others (children, parents, teachers and peers) with respect and professionalism
  • your investment of time and energy will make a positive impact in the life the life of the center