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Curlew Learning Center

2285 Curlew Road
Dunedin, FL 34698

(727) 784-6162


Hours: Full Time 6:15 am to 6:30 pm Pre-school for ages 1-5 with Day Care Free Voluntary Pre-K classes available Before & After School care for ages K-5th grade with transportation from local elementary schools Field trips Summer camp for ages 1-12

Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Curlew Learning Center is recognized for providing the highest standards of care and education. We aim to provide a secure, warm and happy environment in which children may learn and grow, discovering a world of excitement and enrichment. Our goal is to develop each child to his or her fullest potential in the social, academic, physical and emotional areas.

Learning is the central theme in the Curlew Learning Center curriculum. Our program is based upon the insights of the Swiss psychologist, Jean Piaget.

Being is more important than knowing. Knowledge is a means to education, not its end. The final test of an education is what a person is, not what he or she knows.

Play is not distinguished from work as the predominant mode of learning in early childhood.

Self confidence is directly related to the ability to learn and to make choices affecting learning.

Mistakes are essential to learning because they contain information essential to further learning.

Children learn and develop at their own rate and in their own style.

Children have both the competence and the right to make decisions concerning their own learning.

A good self image is intrinsic to intellectual development and the acquiring of skills.

Excerpted from the preschool's website