THE MOUNTAIN PARK PLAYSCHOOL HAS SERVED OUR NEIGHBORHOOD SINCE 1974, educating children 2-5 in a play-based environment. With outstanding indoor and outdoor learning spaces, the school offers ECO-FRIENDLY CARE THAT BENEFITS KIDS' HEALTH AND WELL-BEING, teaches socialization as well as academics, and utilizes an emergent Reggio-inspired curriculum that is developmental, hands-on, sensory and active. Our goal is to invite a love of learning, foster curiosity, and encourage an attitude of "I'll try."
MORNING CIRCLE - Children gather as a group to listen, share, tell about important experiences and connnecting stories to pictures while following directions and developing self-control.
ART ZONE - Children expand their creativitiy by increasing communications skills, exercising fine motor skills and improving hand -eye coordination.
DRAMATIC PLAY - Children are cooperating with others, using languages skills, verbalizing ideas, observing others, using fine and gross motor skills and acting out realistic situations.
CONSTRUCTION ZONE - Children are using fine motor skills, developing gross motor muscles, classifying by shapes, size and color, experimenting with balance and form, using imaginations, recognizing quantity, understanding number concepts.
SENSORY ZONE - Children experiment, discover, measure, weigh, refine observation skills and enhance fine motor skills.
SCIENCE ZONE - Children test ideas, plan, observe, predict, compare, draw conclusions, and discover how things work.
MANIPULATIVE ZONE - Children exercise small motor skills, develop advanced eye-hand coordination, focus on spatial concepts and enhance cognitive development.
MEAL TIME - Children begin to understand health and nutrition, improve self-help skills, learn to follow instructions, and use fine motor skills.