Childcare Near Me | Gresham, OR
Our Mission: Established in 1984, Gresham Heights Learning Center (GHLC) has long been committed to providing a safe, stimulating environment that stresses the process of learning, not the product. We work hard to provide a high-quality, caring atmosphere for the children in our care in preschool and before, as well as in our afterschool care programs.
We believe that positive, happy, healthy, contributing kids are our most valuable resource as a society. To encourage exploration and discovery is the real success in learning; it facilitates the development of a positive self-image. We also encourage and understand the importance of mutual respect and celebrating individual differences.
Our Values: At GHLC, we stand for educational excellence, unwavering dedication, and outstanding child care. Our goal is to promote every child’s development individually using an appropriate mix of academic and recreational activities.
Our Philosophy: Children learn through play: play, which is child initiated, child directed, and adult supported. The adult’s role as a supporter is to provide an environment to facilitate the child’s ability to make choices.
Appropriate environments, adequate materials, and activities that stress the process, not the product, facilitate the development of a positive self-image. Adults are available to provide guidance and to model appropriate behaviors, to verbalize the process, to help children communicate their needs, and to give a sense of security to the children while at play.
For the young child, play is the single, most effective means to accomplish integration and growth for the whole child. Play provides children with unparalleled opportunities for integrating their “whole self.” During play, all “selves” are used simultaneously.
GHLC acknowledges the diverse cultural backgrounds of our families and encourages involvement and interaction by the families on an ongoing basis in their child’s education. Strong families are the cornerstone of a child’s education, as well as a healthy community.
Our Team: At our Gresham childcare facility, we put great focus on your child’s education and welfare. To encourage your child’s personal and academic development, our professional educators follow a unique pedagogic approach that combines academic excellence with a free-spirited and playful atmosphere for learning.
Our teachers regularly participate in educational seminars and always bring new ideas and input to their daily tasks. These ideas are passed on to your child in playful exercises and diligent study sessions.