From the Director:
Our school combines both an Academic and a Developmental approach. An academic preschool focuses on preparing your child for the academic challenges your child will face in school. Much attention is given to letters, numbers, pre-reading skills and other academic work. An academic program can range in extremes from academic only activities mixed with developmentally, age-appropriate tasks and skills. A developmental program usually means it is tailored toward skills and activities that are appropriate to your child's age and stage of development. A developmental is likely to spend more of their class day painting and allowing children more individual choice in how to use their time. Activity centers are very popular in developmental programs. They often have a block center, science center, art center, dramatic play center, book center, etc. They are less focused on academic tasks and concentrate more on social interaction and creativity. A developmental program would say that "play" is a form of learning.