Advocacy

Here at Kids’ Safari Learning Center we refrain from using the word daycare as a term for our services. We instead use the terms “learning center” or “school” as Kids’ Safari offers more than just a safe place for children to visit while their parents work. Kids’ Safari offers a program and environment that supports the healthy development of a young child’s mind; creating experiences that promote and enhance early learning, setting the foundation for future learning and strong social relationships. We involve children in self-directed and teacher-facilitated learning in math, science, language, literacy, physical, social and emotional development while engaging them in creative and imaginative play that help children discover the world and themselves.

Why is early care and education important?

“Early childhood is a crucial stage of life in terms of a child’s physical, intellectual, emotional and social development. Growth of mental and physical abilities progress at an astounding rate and a very high proportion of learning takes place from birth through age five. It is a time when children particularly need high quality care and educational experiences. With this in mind, young children need positive early learning experiences to help their intellectual, social and emotional development and this lays the foundation for later school success.”

For children….

“First and foremost, quality care and education in the early years helps children to flourish and make the most of their lives. There is a large body of evidence that demonstrates the long-term beneficial effect of quality care and education for young children’s development.”

For the economy…..

“A strong economy depends on people’s skills, creativity, motivation and knowledge. Investment in young children has high economic and social returns, because its impact on people’s skills and dispositions lasts a lifetime.”

For society….

“Quality care and education for young children helps make society more equitable through reducing social and economic disadvantage and strengthening equality.”