"The main purpose of the Newton's Apple Preschool is to provide structured educational experiences for children in a caring environment. The program emphasizes the development of a child's social, emotional, physical, and cognitive abilities through the use of the Core Knowledge curriculum sequence. Newton's Apple Preschool is designed by people who care about the health, safety, and development of children in the Fox River area.
The Core Knowledge Preschool Sequence promotes excellence and fairness in early childhood education. Internationally, the most successful educational systems teach a core of knowledge in the early stages when children are the most eager to learn and most open to educational experiences. Only by explicitly specifying the competencies and knowledge that all children should share can we guarantee equal access to those competencies and knowledge. This teaching method provides a solid and coherent foundation for later learning experiences.
The family is the most important influence on a child's life. Although we are sponsored by a faith community, Newton's Apple Preschool feels that the religious training of a child falls under the authority of the parents and should be addressed by them within the family structure. Parents and other adults important to the child are invited to visit us at any time. A cooperative partnership between a child's family and teacher helps to nurture and strengthen the child's self esteem and education. Parent volunteers are always welcome.
Excerpted from the preschool's website