â€œChildren learning about their physical and social world in a way that is natural for themâ€
We believe that the preschool years are the years of discovery. We also believe that a developmentally appropriate curriculum allows children to explore, examine, clarify and resolve that which they are learning about themselves and their environment. Opportunities for art, music, creative dramatics, puppetry, science, small and large motor-skill development and school readiness are the core of our curriculum.
Problem solving and conflict resolution are an integral part of this curriculum. These experiences stimulate growth in all developmental areas â€“ physical, social, emotional, and intellectual, and are designed to develop childrenâ€™s self-esteem and positive feelings toward learning and school.
We also believe that helping children develop a sense of belonging is fundamental toward the building of self-esteem. Children who feel they belong are much more willing to take a risk in relationships and a risk in learning.
As children experience their teacherâ€™s respect for them, they extend that same respect to others and this is what builds a strong sense of community. This is the goal of Community Arts.