Our Philosophy

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At Great Expectations Day Care, we are trying to offer a positive learning climate for children. A positive learning climate for young children is a composition of many things. It is:

  • An attitude that respects children. 
  • An environment where children can experiment and try out new ideas without fear of failure.
  • An environment that nurtures a love of learning.
  • An atmosphere that builds children's self-confidence so they dare to take risks.
  • A place where children can receive guidance and encouragement from the responsible adults around them.

Mission Statement:

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Our mission is to provide a warm, secure and responsive environment in which children can develop values and self-worth, and grow physically, emotionally, and intellectually.
We remember what it was like to be a child and the importance of choosing fun, interesting and challenging activities. Through this, children grow into healthy, well-rounded adults.
We also know the significance of developing and participating at one's own pace. Here, children are encouraged to let their own individual characteristics emerge.
We provide the opportunity to form healthy peer relationships and develop creative skills while having fun.

It is the mission of Great Expectations Child Care Center to provide the opportunity to form healthy peer relationships, develop a healthy personality, form values, and develop the conscience, feelings, and attitudes which form the foundation for a positive self-image while having fun. We strive to maintain a model childcare program. As parents of children it is important to know that your children are growing and being nurtured in a safe and friendly environment. It is our goal as caregivers to provide your children with such an environment.

We do believe however, that quality child care is more than a safe place for kids to be while their parents are working, and it is more than a fun place to be. It is one of the few times in a child's day that provides the opportunity to interact positively with children of different ages. It is perhaps the only time in a day that teachers who have the time to give significant one-on-one attention to children are available. We have the unique ability to teach social skills, and to help develop a positive self concept.

At Great Expectations Day Care, we are trying to offer a positive learning climate for children. A positive learning climate for young children is a composition of many things. It is an attitude that respects children. It is a place where children can receive guidance and encouragement from the responsible adults around them. It is an environment where children can experiment and try out new ideas without fear of failure. It is an atmosphere that builds children's self-confidence so they dare to take risks. It is an environment that nurtures a love of learning.

Our mission, philosophy, policies & procedures are the FOUNDATION on which we build our program. It enables us to create our own community, one of caring, friendship and acceptance. 

Testimonials

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"You all are doing fabulous! Your day care is outstanding, a very calm environment, and lots for the children to do! I decided to leave my daughter at your day care because Great Expectations is safe, clean, and convenient, provides smaller class size and a structured environment!
--Michelle and Randy Yale, Hemlock

"Your security safeguards to protect my children are excellent. My kids love you guys! Your service is excellent; all of the caregivers are friendly, personal, kind, and yet firm. Overall, great job! Kids love it!"
--Kim Agar, Lima

"Great Expectations was highly recommended to me! Compared to the other day care that we attended, Great Expectations is much cleaner, organization in the rooms is better, and more consistent!"
--Megan Fleming, Livonia

"I always feel happy and comfortable dropping my boys off, because they love going to Great Expectations! As a matter of fact, my boys are bouncing in their seat with excitement every time we pull into the parking lot! The atmosphere is excellent and so is the staff! Great Expectations provides a wonderful service! I have felt a family presence and the interaction between the kids and caregivers is great!
--Daniel and Roy Brooks, Livonia

"Professionally run, providing a solid environment for my children! My children enjoy attending also! The staff is caring, firm, and experienced! The staff is always available and easy to talk with! They are very knowledgeable and have provided very good advice on several issues! The staff seems to have a genuine interest in my children's development and well being! Compared to the other day care that we used, Great Expectations is much better!
--Thomas McGovern, Lima

"Great Expectations is a fantastic environment for children! We love the fact that they go outside everyday when possible! They come home with the best projects! This tells me that Great Expectations does more than just watch our children while we work! I've seen wonderful improvements in our children since they started going to Great Expectations! Since day one, we have been happy with your service!"
--Dawn and Greg Moon, Rush

"Your service is excellent! We were at another day care before Great Expectations and there is no comparison! You are over the top!
--Davelle and Tom Barry, Bloomfield

"You all are doing fabulous! Your day care is outstanding, a very calm environment, and lots for the children to do! I decided to leave my daughter at your day care because Great Expectations is safe, clean, and convenient, provides smaller class size and a structured environment!
--Michelle and Randy Yale, Hemlock

Testimonials

"Your service is excellent! We were at another day care before Great Expectations and there is no comparison! You are over the top!
--Davelle and Tom Barry, Bloomfield

Contact

7289 Slocum Road
Lima, NY 14485-9707

Phone: 585-624-5630