Philosophy on Early Childhood Development

The new preschool educational program in North Spencer has been developed on sound, research-based principles of child development. Our goal is to give children a sense of worth by helping them develop at their own individual pace while learning basic developmentally appropriate skills. We want all children to feel confident and secure enough to explore and grow in a stimulating educational and social environment. We acknowledge and utilize the role of play in the development of children. Play allows children to be curious, creative, inventive and imaginative in an environment that encourages emotional well-being, socialization, communication, cognitive processes and motor skills.

We are committed to promoting and supporting all aspects of a child's growth in an atmosphere of respect. Children will participate in a variety of individual and group activities designed to:

  • Develop language and reading readiness skills

  • Enhance physical, social, emotional and intellectual growth

  • Promote skills and attitudes, which will increase their ability to succeed in life. We strive to build a sense of community for children and family, and to enhance each child's self-concept.

  • Provide a stimulating, safe and fun environment where children can progress and grow at their own pace and in a manner that will support a lifelong love for learning and growth.