A.3. Philosophy and Core Values

Philosophy and Beliefs

The UNOW Day Nursery seeks to provide a lively learning experience in which all aspects of a child’s development - physical, social, emotional and cognitive are equally important. All children possess the right to learn in their own way and at their own pace. Learning is a continual process of discovering the self, interacting with other human beings and the world.

UNOW’s Core Values: I.N.S.P.I.R.E us to flourish!

Inclusive, Nurturing, Safe, Play, Integrity, Relationships, Environment

Inclusive: Creating a welcoming community with respect for all individuals and families to embrace our legacy of feminism and social justice.

Nurturing: Valuing compassion, care, and love for each other, ourselves, our community, and our world.

Secure: Developing a safe environment for children to express themselves, explore their world, make mistakes, and take risks.

Play: Fostering a child's imagination, curiosity, sense of wonder, and joy of learning.

Integrity: Promoting honesty, moral courage, and personal responsibility.

Relationships: Building and strengthening connections among children, families, teachers, community, and the world.

Environment: Shaping learning spaces that promote exploration, appreciation, and understanding of our community and the natural world.