"Our program is a developmentally academic philosophy that is based on the fundamental principles of the growth of children. The emotional, physical, intellectual and spiritual stages of children occur in a predictable, orderly pattern. For example, throughout the world, children sit before they crawl, crawl before they walk, and walk before they run. However, the time sequence of these stages is unique to each child. In addition, each child has his/her individual style and rate of learning. Developmental curriculum is planned so children can advance through the developmental stages at their own rate of growth. At Good Shepherd, children are presented with academic concepts through exposure of shapes, numbers, and letters at the developmentally appropriate time frame. In small groups, various opportunities are provided to explore the many wonders of our world through "hands on" experiences utilizing the five senses.
Excerpted from the preschool's website