"Play is the young child's way of learning. Children learn by doing, watching, and feeling;
by being free to experiment and try out materials and equipment without adult ideas and
standards imposed on them. For Preschool children, the process of learning is much more
important than the product. Good equipment that is carefully supervised and a wellplanned
program stimulate this learning process. Only limited formal instruction is
necessary or desirable at this age.
RPCP gives children an opportunity to use and experiment with equipment and materials
that individual families may not have at home. With help and encouragement when
necessary, the children grow in their abilities and skills to use various materials and
equipment. Each success brings the satisfaction and accomplishment necessary for them to
feel good about themselves.
Preschool is a beginning step in learning to live with and become part of a group. With
understanding and careful guidance on the part of adults, children gradually become aware
of the rights and feelings of others as well as a growing consciousness of their own rights.
This is how children grow socially.
RPCP offers a unique opportunity for children to know and work with adults other than
their parents, as well as for the adults to know and understand other children. Children feel
and learn from the good spirit that develops from people working together, sharing
responsibilities and experiences. As you and your child share together in these
opportunities, there comes a sense of belonging. From this sense of belonging comes the
real joy of working together toward a common goal: that of becoming a more competent
parent with a happy and secure child."
Excerpted from the preschool's website