"BUF/HHS's Preschool program is designed to foster self-esteem, self-confidence, competence in self help skills and those inner controls and language abilities necessary for effective social interaction. We stress the process of learning and discover rather than the product. We encourage children to feel good about themselves as a consequence of their own achievements.
Our goal is to support children in their active explorations and to help them to become self-confident, independent and inquisitive learners. Children learn to understand their world when they:
- Investigate or observe their environment
- Ask questions
- Experiment and talk about their findings
A child then records those finding through drawings, recreates them with blocks or interprets them through dramatic play. Daily activities are designed to encourage children to act upon their environment. We provide an environment rich in materials to explore, manipulate and talk about. Children are guided to question, to experiment to think and to reason. "
Excerpted from the preschool's website