Our goal for all children is the development of self-confidence and self-esteem. Emphasis is placed on providing a warm and nurturing environment, giving the emotional support and encouragement that all children need to learn and to grow. In an environment where all children feel accepted and competent, they will develop their capabilities and interests at their own pace according to their individual needs.
We balance the school day between outside time, "home base" time, when the child is with his teachers and classmates for stories, songs, snack, conversation and other group activities, and "open center" time. During outside play and again when activity centers are open, children are free to choose among varied activities available to them. Throughout the year, the teaching staff offers varied activities to the children -- whether outside, in home base, or in open centers -- that reflect the children's interests, passions and capabilities, and supper their growth across all developmental areas.