The educational program at Crossroads is a child-centered, developmentally-oriented program. Our goals are to provide a caring and safe environment in which each child can develop a strong sense of self‑worth, creativity, and curiosity about their environment and to enable him/her to interact successfully and comfortably with peers and teachers. In our particular situation, this often includes assistance in adapting to a new community and, many times, to a new language. Our program is flexible and geared to the needs and interests of the children. We believe that play is the work of children and that this has value not only for the results we can see, but for the deep learning that occurs within each child. We strive to foster in each child a sense of self-respect as well as a sense of respect and concern for others.