"We believe that children need a safe, healthy and loving environment where they can learn by discovering life for themselves. Adults should gently guide children through this ongoing process by filling each day with stimulating experiences and opportunities for interpersonal relationships. Building a positive self-image is essential to a child's sense of well-being. The ability to develop trusting relationships with other adults, play happily and independently with their peers and take responsibility for themselves should be encouraged. Children thrive in small groups with sufficient well-trained staff to give individual attention in an atmosphere that makes learning enjoyable and satisfying. A carefully planned, developmentally appropriate, daily program helps the children develop to their full potential.
A mutually supportive partnership between the families and the staff should be nurtured and maintained.
Cooperation with community agencies, e.g. United Way, schools, social services, health providers, Headstart, is stressed in order to utilize all available services.
Excerpted from the preschool's website