At You're Invited the environments look very different from what most child care centers might look like. If you walked on the campus on any day, you would notice there is a lot going on at our school as the children are freely moving indoors and outdoors, choosing their own experiences, working hard, making decisions all day, engaging deeply into their activities.
We know children learn extraordinary amounts through play and exploration. Research and experience tells us that to learn most effectively, children need environments that are relevant, individualized and focus on children's developmental needs. This happens everyday at You're Invited.
You're Invited provides for children's developmental needs with teachers that get to know the child then create an environment with experiences that are in tune with the children's characteristics.
Also, brain research tells us young children learn more through experiencing their environment than by sitting and having a teacher talk about a lesson
Throughout the day the children in this program have opportunities to develop socially, emotionally, academically (cognitively), physically and creatively. Based on many years of education, research and experience we design our program with the child in mind first. We desire the children's learning to be deep, relevant, a part of who they are and a solid foundation for learning in the future.
Founder and Executive Director Jami West has been in the Early Childhood field for over 25 years. You're Invited has been open since July 2005.
Jami has a Masters degree in Human Development/Child Development and is passionate about play-based learning and brain development.