From the Director:
Since children learn through play, we plan our time, classrooms, and playground to encourage this activity. Through play, children re-enact experiences, try out different roles, express ideas, process information, widen their world view and relate to each other. Children learn by doing, so we provide first hand experience as a basis for expanding knowledge about our physical world. At the Community Preschool, we implement a play-based and developmentally appropriate curriculum based on age-appropriate activities which enable each child to learn according to their level of readiness. Concepts are adapted to various levels to increase understanding for the child. Learning occurs through discovery and activities which challenge growth physically, cognitively, emotionally, and socially. The classroom is set up with Interest Areas which promote the development of specific skills. The Interest Areas include: Dramatic Play Area, Language and Listening Area, Science and Math Corner, Sand and Water Center, Creative Arts Area, and Building and Block Center.