"A child's self image is the most important factor in the learning process. A child must perceive that he is an individual whose thoughts, feelings, and emotions are significant and worthwhile. Through repeated experiences in seeking, doing, and achieving, a child derives a sense of self-esteem and a feeling of competence that breeds success.
Each child is unique in his mental capacities, emotions, skills, and interests. Learning experiences must be adapted to the needs of each individual child.
Play is vital to a child's learning. It is the medium for self - expression and the way each child organizes and makes sense of the world. To play is to invent, to hypothesize, to test, and to discover. Play teaches an understanding of how to share, cooperate, and feel with others, building inter-personal trust and emotional maturity.
Excerpted from the preschool's website