Our Philosophy of Care

BUF Health & Human Service’s Pre-school program is designed to foster self-esteem, self-confidence and competence in self help skills as well as the inner controls and language abilities necessary for effective social interaction. We stress the process of learning and discovery rather than the product. We encourage children to feel good about themselves as a consequence of their own achievements.

Our goal is to support children in their active explorations and help them become self-confident, independent and inquisitive learners. Children learn to understand their world when they:

1) Investigate or observe their environment

2) Ask questions

3) Experiment and talk about their findings

A child enrolled in a BUF school then records those finding through drawings, recreates them with blocks or interprets them through dramatic play. Daily activities are designed to encourage children to act upon their environment. We provide an environment rich in materials to explore, manipulate and talk about. Children are guided to question, to experiment, to think and to reason.