We believe in fostering all aspects of a young child’s development: social, emotional, physical, intellectual and cognitive.

We believe in guiding our children: helping each child gain the social coping skills and emotional stability to live with others in a complex and crowded society. We wish each child to feel he/she is a good and able person, with a positive self-image.

We believe that physical competence enhances self-esteem. The children use our two outdoor playgrounds and extensive outdoor equipment daily.

We believe that children learn by active involvement in first-hand experiences (as demonstrated by Jean Piaget) within a context of self- or teacher-initiated play. Nature and science activities, number games and problem solving, free expression through art materials, songs, stories, discussions, and other language activities, appropriate to each age level, are an integral part of the curriculum.

We believe that parents share in the education of their children and benefit greatly by regular participation in the classroom and by conferences with the teachers. Parents serve on the Board of Trustees and on various committees. They employ the professional staff, provide for continuing enrollment, and ensure financial stability.

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