Our Philosophy

We believe...

  • in having high expectations for children.
  • in helping each child develop life skills, friendships and a shared sense of community.
  • in valuing play. When kids play they learn to cooperate, negotiate, develop new skills, create, make decisions, accept responsibility and initiate activities.
  • that all people at RASP, children, staff, families, volunteers, deserve respect.
  • that children grow best when given a chance to explore what really interests them. 
  • that children who can make choices about their time and their friends are more likely to behave cooperatively.
  • that children thrive best in a positive environment.
  • that exercising minds and bodies makes children healthy.