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A few words about our Center...

Our Hours of Operation

The Center is open Monday through Friday from 7am - 5pm.

               

Our Philosophy

At Robyn’s Nest we believe that ”play” is the highest form of learning. Our goal is to provide an environment that infuses play with rich learning experiences helping your child build self-confidence, social skills, and academic readiness. Our programs are designed for every age in a safe, nurturing and fun atmosphere. Our caring, experienced staff is here to offer personalized attention and support for your child.

Our Facility

Creating an active and engaging learning environment is all about thoughtful design. A classroom should feel warm and welcoming when children and parents enter and should invite children to immediately begin exploring with their bodies and minds.

 

Our classrooms have all been designed around the basic Activities Subscales (which we refer to as Learning Centers)  outlined in the Infant/Toddler and Early Childhood Environment Rating Scales (ITERS and ECERS). They believe that  having a wide variety of clean, beautiful materials organized logically and accessible to children is characteristic of a high quality early learning program as it provides the opportunity for children to make choices, engage in their own interests, and develop in many ways.

 

Our Curriculum

Young children learn from the concrete to abstract, not the other way around. They are active, eager learners, and they learn best through what comes naturally: PLAY. The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) refers play-based programming as Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP). DAP is hands-on learning at its best.

 

We believe that it is our job as teachers to intricately weave intentional learning experiences into everyday life through the use of open-ended questions, concept development and creative problem solving. Our curriculum is planned around monthly and weekly themes based upon the interests of the children, the developmental learning objectives for each particular age group and individual child observations/ assessments.

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Our Teachers

All of our teachers meet or exceed the requirements as mandated in WAC 110-300 for childcare centers.  Teachers are required to complete 30 hours of training through the Washington State Training and Registry System (STARS) within their first six months of hire and ten hours every year thereafter. We encourage our teachers to take college courses in Child Development and/or Early Childhood Education. Additionally, all teachers participate in on-going quarterly training and have regular performance evaluations by management and their peers.

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Our Partnership with Families

We believe that in order to serve young children well, we must develop a meaningful partnership with their families.  Families are always welcome and are encouraged to spend time in the classroom if they can. Parents are also highly encouraged to talk to their child's teacher when they drop-off and pick-up their child. A good line of communication between you and your child’s teacher is essential to providing quality child care.

Our Commitment to the Community

Children are never too young to learn the value and joy of helping others. Learning about giving and helping others gives children a feeling of empowerment in an uncertain world where unexpected and frightening events happen. And the benefits are enormous!

 

In a culture that caters to an "it's all about me" ideology, volunteering teaches even young toddlers and preschoolers about compassion, empathy, tolerance, gratitude, and community responsibility. And children who volunteer are more likely to continue doing so as adults.

At Robyn's Nest we have an on-going mission to participate in a wide variety of events that benefit our local community. Over the years we have volunteered and/or donated to many organizations including: Spokane Valley Partners, Northwest Harvest food bank, Toys for Tots, Coats-4-Kids, the Anna Schindler Foundation, SCRAPS, the Humane Society, Northwest Beyond the Yellow Ribbon, the United Gospel Mission, and the Salvation Army. With your help, it is our hope to continue doing so for many years to come.

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Providing Quality Child Care Since 1992

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