We believe that the intellectual and
emotional lives of young children develop best in a setting in which
teachers, the environment, and the program support play and
exploration and the construction of relationships and ideas.
n the Nursery
and Kindergarten Program, children learn to play and play to learn.
They enjoy opportunities to take initiative, make friends, experience
a sense of belonging, expand language, increase logical thinking, and
develop social awareness. Particular attention is paid to activities
that support mathematical and spatial thinking, literacy, knowledge
about the physical world and the development of empathy. The outdoors
is viewed as an extension of the classroom and affords daily
opportunities for a great variety of physical challenges, social play
as well as an exploration of the natural world.