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Introduction

"Children are like green and tender branches: if the early training is right they will grow straight, and if it is wrong they grow crooked: and to the end of their lives they are affected by the training of their earliest years." Bahá'í Writings

The focus of Tender Branches is to encourage positive strategies to nurturing good qualities in children. The premise of the program is that the formative years of children are critical to the development of spiritual attitudes and qualities that form their character. We feel that it "takes a village to raise a child" and we hope to be an extension to your care. We warmly welcome a beautiful and diverse background of children into our program and look forward to how we can integrate your family's rich cultural, ethnic, or religious heritage and traditions into our classroom setting.

Children Learn What They Live

If a child lives with criticism, He learns to condemn.
If a child lives with hostility, He learns to fight.
If a child lives with ridicule, He learns to be shy.
If a child lives with shame, He learns to feel guilty.
If a child lives with tolerance, He learns to be patient.
If a child lives with encouragement, He learns confidence.
If a child lives with praise, He learns to appreciate.
If a child lives with fairness, He learns justice.
If a child lives with security, He learns to have faith.
If a child lives with approval, He learns to like himself.
If a child lives with acceptance and friends, He learns to find love in the world.

-Dorothy Law Nolte