From the Director:
Free, imaginative play is the heart of the Early Childhood program, developing capacities for creative thinking, problem solving and social skills. Simple, natural materials encourage children to form their own stories and games. Balancing free play with structured activities, the children engage in movement, water color painting, handwork and seasonal crafts. Hearing stories told aloud and watching puppet plays cultivate the imagination and strengthen the ability to listen and concentrate. Songs and nursery rhymes inspire a love of language and music. Baking bread, eating together, and cleaning up afterwards encourage cooperation, a sense of responsibility and lay the foundations for organizational skills and academic readiness. All these activities enrich the early childhood experience in daily, weekly and seasonal rhythms that create a bridge from home to school.