At the Cohn Early Childhood Learning Center we are committed to providing a safe, nurturing, developmentally appropriate learning environment for children. We believe that children learn best through play and guided discovery in a warm, loving environment.
The mission of the Cohn Early Childhood Learning Center at The Levite Jewish Community Center is to provide for children’s growth and learning through physical, emotional, social, and intellectual development. Beyond ensuring safe and supportive child care outside the home, opportunities and challenges are designed to enable each child to develop his or her potential for initiative, self-reliance, and competence along with responsibility, cooperation, and consideration of others. This nurturing, child-centered environment is created to serve infants and children six weeks through six years of age regardless of race, religion, or national origin.
The staff at The Cohn Early Childhood Learning Center is committed to providing a high-quality program for young children and their families. It is our belief that children learn best through play. Our program is designed to promote the development of the whole child by helping each child develop skills in the emotional, social, creative, cognitive, and physical areas. This goal is accomplished by providing a balanced program that includes both teacher-directed and self-selected activities, quiet as well as active experiences, and the recognition that learning occurs in both formal and informal ways.
Young children are inherently connected to their homes and families, and it is understood that parents are the principal influence in their children’s lives. The CECLC seeks to be appropriately responsive to families. Parents and staff work together toward the goal of nurturing children in an environment where all are respected for their individual differences and provided with the building blocks for a lifelong love of learning.