Each child has a beautiful potential to love, to laugh, and to learn.  Our program is designed to facilitate the healthy growth and development of all children in our care.

At Woods Hollow, children's learning is play-based. Through play, children learn the skills necessary to be successful in the world. They benefit from stimulating materials and ample time to explore their environment  and to interact with peers and adults.

Experiences at Woods Hollow are viewed as supplementing those provided by the family, with peers and teachers becoming important people in the child's "extended family."  Within this community, nurturing self-esteem is a high priority and providers help each child build a positive sense of self.  The uniqueness of each child is recognized and valued.  Offering children opportunities to give to the community and to share responsibility in carrying out daily tasks is considered essential to the development of the whole child (physically, socially, emotionally, intellectually, and artistically).

Consistent with the philosophy expressed by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), both group and individual needs and interests are taken into consideration in providing developmentally appropriate activities for children.  Young children are active learners who learn best through hands-on experiences of their own choosing. They benefit from supportive interactions with adults who provide them with stimulating materials and ample time to explore their environment and to interact with peers.

Our goal is that the quality of care and attention children receive will benefit them each as individuals, and will set the pattern of learning for their future.


Children feel safe and happy at Woods Hollow because their needs are respected and met.