Children's Center Philosophy Statement

The Adventist Health Glendale Children's Center provides a warm and nurturing environment, which supports the developing child in reaching his or her full potential. We believe that each child is unique and should feel proud of his or her abilities, family and culture. The programs encourage a family centered partnership facilitating a comfortable transition from home to school, strengthening the positive interactions between parent and child.

The curriculum is based on developmental theory, recognizing that children move through sequential stages of development as they grow. Each child develops at his or her own individual pace, building on the skills and knowledge acquired.

We believe that play is the natural mode of learning for the young child. A child develops feelings of competency and motivation for learning when provided opportunities for play and individual choice.