From the Director:
Preschool classrooms are designed for active participation. Experiences support creative thinking and problem solving, while encouraging the development of language, emerging numeracy and intellectual curiosity. The Preschoolâ€™s highly qualified and experienced faculty members have an in-depth understanding of child development and the creative arts. They know that play, discovery and fun are integral to learning. Third Streetâ€™s Preschool program values the whole child and his or her experience. Social, emotional, physical and cognitive needs are met with sensitivity and understanding. Children view the classroom as their community, an extension of their home and culture. Open and positive partnerships with parents are encouraged. Third Street Preschool provides an environment rich in opportunities for inquiry, growth and healthy fun. It respects childrenâ€™s developmental orientation and their eagerness to play and learn with each other. Additionally, Third Street values childrenâ€™s early connections to the arts, and offers students a range of musical opportunities, including Orff musical experiences, instrumental exploration, and movement, as well as the visual arts and dramatic play.