We believe that the children who come to Hanford should always be allowed to be children and to enjoy the natural life and play of a child. They should be allowed to mature in their own time and as individuals in their own right. They should learn how to live with other children. There is, therefore, always time for play and for free imagination, which enables them to make friends and to keep them.
The opportunity to excel in any sphere, be it work, music, art, games or riding, is always available to them, but they are never pressured into a fixed mould. By the time they leave Hanford they will have learned to work for themselves without continual pressure or supervision, and to know that they have within them the seeds of achievement in whatever sphere it may be.