About our Program
Our curriculum, recognizes children as individuals and we support their unique developmental needs. As part of a culturally diverse classroom where mutual respect and understanding are emphasized, children are also encouraged to value teamwork, interdependence, and group harmony.
We embrace and support the diversity in our community. With a strong commitment to multi-cultural, anti-bias care and education, we promote respect for all people regardless of differences. This allows us a positive way to affirm children’s identities and further explore and celebrate a wide variety of cultural, racial, and ethnic differences.
Our teaching staff are committed to helping children understand the importance of treating all people with dignity and not judging groups of people for the actions of a few, whether in the classroom or globally. Teachers model acceptance and compassion in their words and behavior. They also encourage children to explore their feelings and fears. Embracing diversity is a lifelong endeavor that will bring us closer to peace within our communities and around the world.
"If we ever attain real peace, we must first start with the children."Mahatma Gandhi
Our guidance philosophy is intended to nurture children as they work toward independence and responsibility. It encourages and supports them in developing problem-solving abilities and it promotes self-esteem while instilling sincere respect for the rights of others. The philosophy is implemented in a variety of ways:
- Problem-solving with children
- Modeling of appropriate behavior by teachers
- Reasonable, developmentally appropriate limits
- Redirection of behavior
Our staff is trained in this guidance philosophy during their orientation. Training includes an explanation of those practices which are not allowed at Eagle’s Wing, including, but not limited to:
- Any form of physical punishment, including restraint or other corporal punishment
- Any form of emotional punishment, including embarrassing, derogatory, or frightening remarks
- Withholding of food
- Use of “time-outs”
For the enrollment of children and the employment of staff, Eagle’s Wing does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, HIV status, national origin or ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, or parental, military, or veteran status. Equal rights for all children, families, and staff are ensured. UW-Madison is an equal opportunity employer.