""Play for young children is not recreation activity. Free play is thinking time for young children. It is language time. Problem-solving time. It is memory time, planning time, investigating time. It is organization-of-ideas time, when the young child uses mind and body and social skills and all his or her powers in response to the stimuli s/he has met."
(James L. Hymes, Jr.)
The Preschool in the Village is a nonsectarian preschool servicing children ages three to five. The school encourages the appreciation of all people, cultures, and religions. Children learn to value differences and view them as strengths. To promote this concept each family is appreciated and respected.
The goal of the preschool is to give children learning experiences that are meaningful to them at their individual level of development. The program provides a developmentally appropriate program for young children that will stimulate physical, social, emotional and cognitive growth. The activity-centered program is based on the premise that children learn through exploration and discovery. The teachers in formal and informal learning experiences facilitate their learning.
We acknowledge a primary responsibility to develop a partnership between family and the preschool in a way that supports and enhances each child's development. We strive to work together as a team to guide the children's development as healthy, thoughtful, responsible individuals. Open communication with parents and families and the shared goal of meeting the unique needs of each child is essential.
We seek teachers who have competent training, professionalism, and expertise in the field of early childhood education and a natural love for children; professionals who are motivated to continue learning and growing. We acknowledge that the strength of our school is in the commitment and dedication of our teachers."
Excerpted from the preschool's website