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Philosophy • Values & Goals • Curriculum • Fundraising • Handbook Download

Our Philosophy

The primary purpose of a Community Preschool is to aid in the development of the child; socially, emotionally, physically, cognitively and intellectually. Children learn through play and with age appropriate activities we aim to achieve the following:

Social

• to be responsible for one’s own belongings

• to be cooperative and to share with others

• to be courteous, prompt, friendly and helpful

• to have healthy attitudes towards others

• to help the child find resolution for conflict

Emotional

 • to express feelings in a socially acceptable manner

• to adjust to and be happy in a group away from home

• to overcome shyness and make new friends

• to control temper and tears

• to have a feeling of self worth and competency

• to cope with feelings of jealousy, anger, etc

• to take risks

Physical

 • to develop large muscle control through games, creative movement, and use of apparatus

• to develop small muscle control through manipulative and coordination activities

• to establish desirable health habits

Cognitive

 • to increase awareness of their environment and the people around them

Intellectual

• to develop language and listening skills

• to be able to think for oneself and to share ideas in a group

• to develop curiosity, creativity and imagination

• empowerment to make choices

Values and Goals

These are the values and goals we use to implement our philosophy.

• Allowing children to learn through play.

• Maintain a safe, supportive and stimulating environment.

• Respect children’s uniqueness and recognize & celebrate their individual differences.

• Development of an environment that says “YES” to exploring and experimenting.

• Discovering, having fun with friends and being a child.

• Emphasis on the “process” rather than the “product.”

• Use of positive language.

• Model empathy and compassion.

• Encourage children to take risks.

• Help children make a balance of choices.

• Keep a sense of humor and create laughter.

• Provide a “child-centered program” which evolves from the interests of the children, as well as successfully planned and implemented units.

• Cultivate a curriculum which is developed and revised to ensure a variety of developmentally appropriate experiences for children.

Curriculum

• dramatic play -music

• block play -science/math

• gross motor skill building -pre writing

• literature and pre reading -group time

• small group learning activities -field trips and exploring the community

• outdoor play – free expression and planned art

Fundraising

We fundraise about $5,000 – $6,000 annually! This money is essential to the preschool – it helps us pay our ECE Educators a fair wage, maintain current toys, supplies, and equipment, as well as attend special events or bring in special visitors.

It is therefore mandatory that all parents participate in a bake sales and/or other fundraisers as required. With a new Fundraising Committee this school year, we are hoping to expand our efforts in keeping funds low. If you are unable to participate in these events, a donation can be made in lieu. Thank you for your support!

The Handbook

Please download our Parent Handbook (PDF) for full details of our curriculum and facilities HERE.