Grace Preschool Philosophy

Specifically, we believe that:

  • All children follow a predictable pattern in their development, but each child is unique with his or her own rate and timing of growth and development.
  • A developmentally appropriate curriculum that emphasizes play can enhance a child’s development in all areas – physical, language, cognitive, and social-emotional.
  • Through play young children experience the joy of discovery.
  • A caring, nurturing environment leads to the development of your child’s self-esteem, respect for others, and a love for learning.
  • The environment should be organized into different interest areas that encourage hands-on exploration. It is through hands-on learning that children develop independence, pro-social behaviors, and decision-making skills.
  • Children learn best through a balance of teacher-directed and child-initiated activities. Large group times are kept short with the goal of active participation for each child.
  • It is our responsibility to maintain a safe, healthy environment that promotes good health and nutrition and contributes to the prevention of injury and illness.
  • Communication between parents and teachers is part of a high-quality program.
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