Dependency is inherent to human nature. New-borns cannot survive without their caretakers and even grownups need one another. We are slow learning mammals that are born little self-reliant, very different to for example, horses, rabbits, dolphins or dogs. Many years pass before we can do everything needed to be able to stand on our own two feet; years in which we constantly depend on others, specifically our caretakers. As a consequence, the quality of interaction between the human-child and his social environment is of great importance. Every new born brings both species-specific as individual-specific characteristics with it, whereupon his social environment needs to react responsively, accepting and loving.
The main pedagogical question here is: are we prepared to and capable of finding a good synchronization between the inner life of the child and the external expectations of the environment?
Dikkedeur is willing and able to meet this challenge. The quality of interaction needed within our day-care is guaranteed by our professional knowledge of and respect for human nature, combined with our capacity of unconditional love and acceptance. This commitment goes without saying, since it is the base for our pedagogical approach.