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Primavera School

1410 Copper Basin Rd
Prescott, AZ 86303-6035

(928) 445-5382


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Primavera School was established in the belief that the greatest gift we can give our children is a lifetime love of learning, an appreciation that all people are different and no people are better, and a responsible concern for others and the environment. Our whole approach to early childhood education and the basis of our curriculum are structured around a positive educational experience for each individual child. The staff at Primavera care about each child and provide a peaceful, safe, and loving environment in which children are encouraged to explore, interact, experiment, create, and realize their potential.
Curriculum is everything a child experiences while at school. It may be prescribed, emergent, or accidental and unidentified; yet appropriate curriculum is always developmentally compatible with children's natural modes of learning. The basis for our curriculum model, then, is one where
(1) children are actively involved in their learning through play and exploration of materials and ideas at their own rate,
(2) all materials are appropriate to the developmental level of the child,
(3) children on a daily basis are encouraged to make choices and pursue individual interests, and
(4) teachers act as resources and extend and validate children's choices and discoveries. In this model, curriculum involves continuous observation of individual children, planning for learning, and establishing a group climate and setting to facilitate it. Our consistent goal at Primavera then, is to promote self-directed learning. To reach that goal we utilize current knowledge of what children need and how they learn best."
Excerpted from the preschool's website