We believe that learning should be a joyous, happy
experience. A positive self-concept is vitally important to success.
If a young child develops a positive self image, is encouraged to think
independently, is presented with situations which are stimulating at the
appropriate developmental level, is in a warm, caring environment and has
the reinforcement of a competent teacher, then learning should be a
natural extension of the environment. He/She will learn by
experimentation, by inquiry, by testing the evidence of his/her senses and
by meeting and solving problems as they occur.
The play concept, or learning through play, is highly
endorsed by professionals in the field and leading universities with early
childhood programs. Materials and equipment are geared to the needs
of the child and are primarily aimed at developing perceptual, auditory,
tactile and manipulative skills.
Learning takes place as a child discovers new things,
experiences, experiments, and makes decisions, accepts responsibility,
recognizes and and is sensitive to the needs of others, chooses friends
and finally realizes that he/she likes him/herself because he/she is
important with his/her own unique personality and gifts.
Our program is developmental in approach and great
emphasis is placed on the child learning and doing for his/herself at
their individual level. There is a time for structured activities
when the teacher presents cognitive training or materials to a group.
There is order and routine; the children have to clean up, get ready for
different activities, follow directions and be aware and recognize the
needs and rights of others. There is freedom of choice, time to
choose, and a wide variety of ever-changing materials and experiences from
which to choose. Emphasis is also placed on free-play time.
Our purpose is to provide a rich, satisfying and
constructive experience for three, four and five year olds as well as
elementary-school children. No person, student, teacher or
administrative staff is excluded on the basis of race, color, sex, creed
or national origin. We believe that positive attitudes formed in the
crucial first years will continue and be augmented throughout the school
years. Well-planned learning experiences in the early years will benefit
not only the individual child but his family and community as well.
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