We believe at Angela's Circle of Friends that children have the right to a nurturing, safe environment where they can feel comfortable and secure. We believe that children have a right to develop to their maximum abilities and that teachers have the responsibility to provide opportunities for this development to occur. We recognize that each child is an individual, and that each child must be allowed to develop at his or her own pace. We accept and respect differences between children. We believe that children learn best through active participation within their environment and that the teachers job is to provide a variety of opportunities and experiences to promote growth in all areas.