Knock Knock Children’s Museum is a community spark for engaging, playful learning experiences that inspire and support lifelong learning.
We recognize that responsive interactions are critical for children and adults to achieve their fullest potential in the context of relationships that are built on trust and respect.
Knowledge of Children
We place children at the center of our decision-making. We ground our decisions in knowledge about children’s development and learning, children as individuals, and the social/cultural context in which they live.
We recognize constructive, purposeful play as an important vehicle for learning across all ages. Interactions with peers, supportive adults and the environment are critical elements in children’s ability to learn through play.
We believe that all areas of early development (social/emotional, physical, cognitive, language) and learning (literacy, science, mathematics, engineering, technology, social studies, the arts) are important, interrelated, and grounded in play.
We strive for excellence by committing our knowledge, expertise, creativity, integrity, and energy to achieving quality.
We strive to be inclusive by making every aspect of our museum relevant and accessible to all.
We also recognize the cultural diversity of ALL children and the grownups that come to play and learn with them. We commit specifically to taking action to counter systemic racism within our organization, partners, and those we work with and serve.
We are dedicated to working with other individuals, organizations and institutions, who recognize the importance of investing in young children for our community’s future.
We strive to be ethical and responsible stewards of our community’s financial, cultural, and environmental resources.
We strive to be a healthy, safe and welcoming place that people want to visit.
We are a continuously evolving organization, making adjustments, and improvements based on data analysis.
Innovation and Creativity
We will spark innovation and creativity and view failure as an opportunity to grow.
We are committed to supporting research-based learning opportunities for families, educators, caregivers, the community, and our staff.