At the center of the Odyssey program is the child.
Our approach to early childhood curriculum is
based on what we know to be age-appropriate practices
for young children. However, we also understand
the fundamental premise that developmentally appropriate
curriculum begins with each child.
Our approach reaches beyond the patterns of development
as described in textbooks and is adapted to meet
the changing interests, abilities, and needs of
the particular children in our programs. We have
developed an Odyssey Curriculum that applies different
aspects of the numerous curricula available today
and thereby provide a program that is truly capable
of engaging each individual child.
The curriculum for children at Odyssey emphasizes
creating a caring, nurturing program, with the
development of a stimulating learning environment
for each child as a fundamental goal. Children
grow to see themselves as important and competent
individuals when they are nourished by the unconditional
caring and concern of significant adults in their
lives. Caring teachers celebrate children's discoveries
and offer their encouragement for children's efforts.
Responsive interactions reassure children not only
that they can rely upon the adults who care for
and teach them, but also that each child is a valued,
important person. The success of Odyssey's staff
is best measured by the extent to which we are
able to help each child see themselves as a valued
individual and an able learner.