"STATEMENT OF PHILOSOPHY Crooked Tree Child Development Center is dedicated to providing a nurturing, caring and stimulating educational opportunity to all children. This is done through our unique combination of a Montessori curriculum and a fully integrated sign language program. We believe that respect of all people is essential to life and that positive self-esteem is basic to learning. We strive to provide an environment that supports the developmental processes of the children.
. . . education involves the whole person - emotionally, intellectually, socially and physically.
. . . in the worth and dignity of each individual.
. . . that respect of all people is essential to life.
. . . positive self-esteem is basic to learning.
. . . a prepared environment positively affects learning.
. . . education is a developmental process, based on life experiences.
. . . children learn more effectively in an environment of collaboration and cooperation.
. . . the school and the family must work in harmony to be successful.
Excerpted from the preschool's website