Philosophy & Goals
Teachers and staff who care. That’s what you’ll find at the various West Hills College
Child Development centers. Every day, our staff works hard to teach children everything
from self-esteem to confidence to cognitive skills. Whether it’s outdoor play time,
group time, creative exercises or learning new words, we ensure children in our program
are provided nurturing support all day long.
We have five interrelated goals that make the whole of our program:
- To provide high-quality early care and education emphasizing social, emotional, cognitive,
language, literacy, and physical growth and development for each child
- To provide early intervention for children with special needs in collaboration with
an interdisciplinary team (our staff, the parents, the local school district, and
various service agencies)
- To enhance family capacity by providing services and education for parents while they
pursue their career and/or educational goals and to develop a true partnership with
- To be an exemplary model of best practices in early education and serve as a laboratory
school for students enrolled in courses, which are related to children and their development
- To support early childhood educators throughout the District with their professional
and personal growth.
Early Care Program
The children's program establishes an interated curriculum to meet the developmental
needs of each child. The integrated curriculum consists of activities that develop
the child's sense of self and cognition.
There are opportunities for indoor and outdoor play, personal and group time, and
a free choice of developmental social skills, language, and creativities. The day
is filled with opportunities for learning with minimal transitions under the guidance
of a supportive, nurturing teaching staff.