DEVELOPMENTALLY APPROPRIATE LEARNING
- Learning to separate from parents
- Learning to use the preschool’s bathroom
- Adapting to classroom routine and rules
Young children learn best in small groups or in individual situations, both actively and interactively, by experimenting with materials, ideas and other people.
All children should feel safe and included in the group so that they can develop to their fullest potential.
We strive to keep structured, demanding activities to a minimum, and to keep activities at an age-appropriate level.
In accordance with our philosophy, we strive to provide a developmentally appropriate, stimulating environment with opportunities for emotional, social, physical and intellectual growth.
In an effort to foster healthy social development, we provide opportunities for play with other children, which teach them to:
- Respect others and treat others with kindness
- Share and take turns
- Listen and follow directions
- Develop problem-solving skills
- Become creative, motivated self-learners
- Develop positive self-esteem
Each day, we offer opportunities to practice fine motor movements through arts and crafts and the use of small toys to develop dexterity, eye-hand coordination, and spatial and visual discrimination. Running, swinging and body movement activities foster the development of gross motor skills.