The Puddles of Fun Preschool is a learning center whose mission is to
educate three, four, and five year old children (who fit into the pre-school
requirements) using a state-of-the-art curriculum program to prepare
young minds for their early educational years.
The P.F.C. is a child centered program that nurtures each child by offering
carefully selected and carefully sequenced learning experiences. It provides a
wealth of materials and ideas to foster the social-emotional, intellectual, and
physical development of children. At the same time, it nurtures the natural
curiosity and sense of self that can serve as the foundation for a lifetime of
The lesson format is designed to present information in a way that makes it easy
for children to learn. The cycle is modeled on knowledge gained from the latest
neuroscience research. Intelligence is, in large part, our ability to see patterns
and build relationships out of those patterns, which is why the P.F.C. is focused
on helping children see the patterns in what they are learning. It builds an
understanding of how newly taught material resembles what children already
know. Then, it takes the differences in the new material and helps the children
convert them into new understanding.
The aspect of the P.F.C. is designed to make learning instinctive. Circle Time at
the beginning and end of each day helps children focus on the learning process,
reflect on new concepts, and make important connections. The practice portions
of the lessons are designed to allow children to apply what they have learned.
Neuroscience research reveals that unless knowledge is applied within twenty-
four hours of its introduction, it will probably have to be relearned.
The early years, birth to age six, are the most fertile years in an individual’s life for
developing language skills. So lessons in the P.F.C. are focused on language
acquisition and those all-important early reading skills. With the right foundation,
reading success is only a matter of maturation.
For children to grow intellectually, they must feel confident in their abilities and
secure in their relationships with teachers, family members, and peers. The
P.F.C. addresses social-emotional development in a number of ways. It is
included in every lesson (via positive reinforcement), built into content
connections (via interactive activities), and inherent in the way families are
actively involved in the Puddles of Fun Preschool classroom.
Excerpted from the preschool's website