cardboard boxCCSC Philosophy

The Children’s Center of the Stanford Community (CCSC) is grounded in the belief that children are competent, curious, resourceful learners. Our inspiration comes from the RIE approach, the schools of Reggio Emilia, Italy and Socio-Constructivism to name a few.

Children’s interests and explorations provide the framework for curriculum and investigation. Our thoughtful and intentionally designed environment fosters children’s experiences, relationships and opportunities for cooperative work. Materials are selected that are interesting and provoke creativity and wonder.

Our work with children hinges on respectful, collaborative relationships between staff, families and the community. The active participation of our parents is an essential element in the life of our school.