The overall philosophy of The Serra Preschool recognizes that each child is important and holds a unique place in the world. We understand, respect and respond to the individual gifts and interests of children. Our mission is to provide a play based program that offers a spiritual component of Catholicism. The school provides an environment that fosters self confidence and independence. We enhance a child's intrinsic motivation to enjoy learning, and encourage children to become critical thinkers and problem solvers.
The child is greeted at the beginning of the day by the teachers and is invited to play. All areas of the school are open for them to explore: the art room, the manipulative and movement room, the dramatic play and book area and the outdoors. Snack is served in the middle of their day and children continue on with their play. At the end of the day there is a cleaning time, quiet book time and circle time.