750 Howard Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
" Children have extraordinary powers of mind. They have a unique ability to "absorb" knowledge from their environments just by living. The peak time of this "absorbent mind" is from birth to six years of age.
They learn by exploring and discovery
They learn through their five senses.
They respond to order from their innate need to know where things belong and how they fit together.
They want to master the movements of their own bodies.
They need to have freedom to choose without unnecessary adult interference.
They can learn to work independently, based on their own initiatives to build concentration and self-discipline.
They are interested in and able to understand a wealth of information if it is available in manipulative, concrete experience.
The foundation of all future learning and self-esteem is constructed in the early years."
Excerpted from the preschool's website