Gresham High Child Development Center Philosophy Staff at the Gresham High Child Development Center want all children to feel confident and secure enough to explore and grow in a stimulating educational and social environment. We provide the chance for all children to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills from infancy. We believe it is important to allow all children to plan, prepare, and think about their learning and their ideas. We recognize the role of play in the development of all children: play allows them to be curious, creative, inventive, and imaginative. We take pride that our structured environment encourages emotional well-being, socialization, communication, cognitive process, and gives opportunities for motor skill development through various developmental activities while using daily routines. The development and training of Center staff is a continuous process which includes attending workshops, classes, and through frequent discussions. Your child is our focus!