It is impossible for me to limit to one or the other in the above categories because neither one is exactly accurate! HRNS curriculum is based on developmental theory and is carefully planned by the teachers. It is implemented with the belief that play is a child's work. It is the natural mode of learning for the young child, who is learning at all times. Children move through sequential stages of development in four interrelated areas: Physical (gross and fine motor) Social (peer interaction, social skills and awareness) Emotional (self-esteem, awareness and recognition of feelings, healthy balance) Cognitive (comprehension, language development, problem solving, and skill acquisition) Children need mastery at each level before moving on to the next. We place equal importance on all major areas of development. Through careful observation of play, teachers are able to assess development and add challenges as needed to further individual growth.