From the Director:
Saint Philips combines a play-based approach with a variety of structured teacher-led activities. Teachers lead songs, stories and games that provide a scaffold for developing values and self-awareness. They also design seasonal celebrations with art, music and social events. The program often has a festive atmosphere. At the same time, hour-long periods of free choice allow children to focus on self-expression and learn how to play productively, alone and together. The abundant environment invites exploration. Teachers stay closely involved with individual children and help them learn to soothe themselves, resolve their conflicts and express caring for each other. In this way we invite children to participate actively in building a safe and respectful preschool community.