From the Director:
We value the individual child. At Kidsâ€™ Place our intimate classroom settings make it possible for our teachers to embrace as many moments of individual child explorations as possible. Our daily schedule focuses towards the child and their creativity. If children are deeply engaged in a magical land of dramatic play, if their block building has hit its ultimate peak, or if their painting just spattered all over their face to an entirely new level of excitement... clean up, snack, nap, or whatever happens to be next in our day can wait. We feel honoring that moment and experience that child is having is more value than what a clock dictates. Preschool is where imagination soars. At our school, pretend play is cherished, creativity is embraced, and learning is experienced. One of my most favorite images in my mind of a classroom was looking over at the literacy table and seeing three children picking and gluing letters onto a piece of paper spelling out their names and words. Each child, while doing the same thing, was expressing their individuality... from being in their pajamas because they didn't feel like getting dressed that day, sitting next to a friend wearing a full sparkle "princess dress," to another friend whose hands were covered in glue sticking and unsticking them together to watch what was happening. At Kidsâ€™ Place, that individuality is acknowledged, welcomed, and adapted into our classroom and curriculum with open arms.