Eco- Healthy Childcare- Organic food - No harmful toxins or pollutants inside or outside.
Welcome to A Happy Healthy Start Daycare & Preschool!
A place for children to learn and grow as individuals and are valued for their wonder and curiosity, a place to support that curiosity through education and play.
Located in Rochester MA, A Happy Healthy Start Daycare is committed to providing an enriching experience for children that focuses on being healthy and happy in our daily lives. We are inspired by wonderful childcare approaches such as Reggio Emilia and the RIE approach by Magda Gerber. The approach focus on the child that is to be nurtured, respected and given amazing opportunities to learn. We serve children from birth to school age and offer out of school time as well.
Our philosophy is based on five key principles; trust, environment, play, exploration & interactions and family engagement. Building basic trust in a child to be an initiator, an explorer and a self learner. Trust is essential in developing good judgement and security. We provide a physically safe, cognitively challenging and emotionally nurturing environment with consistent and clearly defined limits to ensure safety. Play is a huge focus as play is how children learn, play is their “work”. We allow for uninterrupted play and allow it to unfold. The teachers will observe and scaffold their learning and when invited will participate in child’s exploration and discovery. We encourage and develop play where the child is an active participant rather then a passive recipient and learn through exploration and interactions. We allow them the freedom to explore and interact with other children. Children learn so much from other children all while learning how to respect others needs and rights and what boundaries people have. And we strive to build relationships with families that support family wellbeing, support strong relationships between parents and their children, nurture ongoing learning and developing for both the parent and the child.