We believe that through adult guidance and association with playmates, each child is being prepared for self-control at a pace that he/she can absorb. The child becomes aware of his/her own worth both as an individual and as a member of a peer group. We apire to maintain an atmosphere of freedom, friendliness and creativity. We shall encourage the children to settle differences between themselves peacefully. Respect for each other and the teachers is important for everyone concerned. The children are encouraged to participate in developmentally appropriate activities that have been designed to stimulate their intellectual curiosity while simultaneously preparing them for the ultimate transition into a Kindergarten setting. Our primary goal is for the children to feel successful and subsequently confident in their first academic endeavor. We will encourage our children's faith in God and incorporate our Catholic faith into our material and everyday occurrences.