The ultimate objective of the program is to facilitate successful interaction between the child and his/her expanding environment. The curriculum of the DLC shall be based on sound educational theory and incorporates a thematic approach.
No child shall be expected to perform any task for which he/she has not developed readiness. Children shall be taught at their own level of development, which shall be carefully diagnosed by the teachers.
The learning environment shall contain experiences for the child in such areas as art, music, social and physical science, literature, creative movement, body awareness, perceptual skills, number readiness, and reading readiness.
The daily program shall include time when the child shall be free to choose materials from the environment that are meaningful to him/her.
Teachers shall serve as guides and provide individual help whenever needed. Each day the child shall participate in group activities, e.g. stories, music, and games.
To enrich the program and extend the child’s interests and experience, field trips may be planned, and resource people may come and participate in the classroom.