Mayor's Promise for Preschool Initiative
SB Sun Article 08-24-09 by Mayor Pat Morris
We believe that it is important to encourage and foster the growth of the whole child. Early childhood education should include all areas of emotional, social, physical and intellectual development. The ages of three to five are crucial periods in a child's education and development.
We believe that all children should have access to early education programs. Pre-school and family literacy programs help lay the foundation for academics, social interaction skills, as well as build self-esteem and self-confidence in a child.
We believe in providing a foundation for success for each child by giving them the highest quality child development and family support services. Our goal is to encourage children to maximize growth cognitively, emotionally, socially and physically.
We believe that each child should be treated as an individual personality with each child's individuality being respected and cherished, building self-esteem and fostering a child's positive perspective of their future.