"The primary objective of Prince of Glory Preschool is to develop the whole child cognitively, emotionally, socially, and physically. The curriculum is both developmentally and age appropriate.
Cognitive development is implemented into the curriculum according to the age and developmental level of the child. Activities and games that teach basic concepts of shape, color, pre-math, pre-reading skills and early scientific investigation are included. Hands-on experience and discovery are stressed in the curriculum.
Emotional growth is encouraged through formation of basic trust in adults other than parents and family members, interaction with peers, and nurturing of self-confidence and positive self-image. Independence and autonomy is fostered by allowing each child to make choices whenever possible. Typical childhood fears and sibling problems are some emotional topics dealt with in stories and discussions.
Social interaction in large and small groups foster social skills such as sharing, cooperation with others, and good manners. Pre-social behavior is fostered through social play, role-playing, and modeling. Respect for the rights of others and verbal assertiveness is encouraged instead of physical aggression to solve problems.
Physical skills and muscle development are improved with use of the balance beam, climber, slide, balls and blocks; both indoors and outdoors when weather permits. Music, movement and games are played which help to develop running, jumping, hopping and other basic skills. Small muscle coordination is developed by use of art and craft materials such as paint, crayons, markers, scissors, paste and glue; as well as puzzles, peg boards, building toys and other manipulatives.
An important objective of our preschool is to foster creativity and self-expression through role-playing in the housekeeping and dress-up areas, indoor and outdoor sandbox, block corner and puppet theater. This goal is also attained through planned art activities, which are designed to stimulate creativity through paint and paper projects and experimentation with other forms of creative media. Children are encouraged to express their own ideas both verbally and artistically.
Excerpted from the preschool's website