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Our Philosophy

We believe each child is a unique individual.  We are sensitive to each child’s social, emotional, intellectual, and physical needs. We provide developmentally appropriate programs focusing on the process of learning, helping children to have successful experiences. Not only do we believe learning is important, but we strongly encourage a love of learning.

We believe in providing a physical environment that is safe, clean, healthy, and child oriented.  Classrooms are arranged to offer challenging play and learning choices at a variety of developmental levels.  Activity areas allow children to explore, experience and most importantly succeed.

We believe the strength of our program is the dedication of our teaching staff.  We support our teachers with training, resources, and the freedom to create unique learning experiences for every child. We provide many opportunities for teachers to share ideas and grow professionally. Our teachers create a caring and nurturing atmosphere and foster each child’s creativity and positive self-image.  We believe in positive methods of discipline.  We establish consistent age appropriate limits to help children function in the world.  Our programs are designed to develop a sense of independence and responsibility. We desire to strengthen each child’s own cultural identity, while instilling a respect for others who may be different.

We believe parents are the most significant people in a child’s life.  We strive to create mutual respect between parents and teachers: a partnership for the benefit of the child. We encourage daily communication between parents and the center's staff.  Our doors are always open to parents, because Back To Basics is an organization that values people, whether it is children in our care, their parents or our employees. We continually work to earn the trust that is placed in us.  Our commitment to excellence in our quality preschool education program is second to none.

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Back To Basics Preschool
44 Depot Rd. Lebanon, ME 04027  -  (207) 457-1838