"At Main Street we believe that a child’s early years provides a foundation for his or her emotional, social, physical, and cognitive development.
As children grow, they all progress through a series of developmental stages. However, the rate at which they progress differs from child to child. At Main Street, we believe that each child is an individual, who develops at his/her own rate.
In order to help children develop to their fullest capabilities, the environment should encourage a child’s curiosity. Our preschool rooms are divided into specific play areas that provide opportunities to think creatively, make choices, and enhance problem solving. We support the developmental findings of Jean Piaget, who discovered that a child learns through play and hands-on experiences. At Main Street, children are appreciated for their diversity, their challenges, their success, and their tremendous potential.
Above all, we believe a positive self-image enables children to succeed. There are no “bad” children, only inappropriate behaviors. At Main Street, we believe adults can support a positive self-image, giving children the confidence to meet life’s challenges."
Excerpted from the preschool's website