"Our intention is to nurture the whole child, to make each and every girl and boy feel secure, loved, and well cared for. A child's self-esteem and ability to interact with peers and adults are of the utmost importance.
We address each child's social, emotional, physical, and cognitive needs through a well-planned, developmentally appropriate program steeped in convictions about community, preferences, equality, and fairness.
The key to our educational experience is to build an awareness of self, others, and the environment. We help children:
become comfortable in their setting and develop the ability to separate from parents.
develop positive self-concept and a sense of belonging.
develop curiosity about the world and a sense of autonomy.
develop trusting relationships with adults and peers. Learn to negotiate and apply rules of the community and/or group.
understand and respect cultural and social diversity.
use language to communicate effectively.
represent ideas, thoughts, and feelings through pretend play, drama, music, dance, art and construction.
think critically, reason and problem solve.
construct understanding of relationships among objects, people and events (classifying, seriation, numbers, space, time).
develop understanding of physical world, learn cause and effect.
become competent in management of their bodies and acquire basic gross and fine motor skills.
Excerpted from the preschool's website