At Adventures Preschool, we believe that children learn by being actively engaged, by playing, and by experiencing. Social skills, emotional development and language development are our primary focus. We feel that children will have an excellent start if they:
- Know how to make and be a friend
- Are self-confident
- Can ask for help when they need it
- Can express their feelings
- Can make decisions
- Are developing self-control
- Feel positively about school and curious about their world
Although we do explore “academic skills” in our program, academic skills are not our main focus. We usually incorporate such learning in the form of games, songs, art, cooking, and conversation. We utilize developmentally appropriate activities and materials. Finally, Adventures Preschool believes that ALL children bring a unique component to the learning environment, which in turn, enriches the experience for all individuals involved.
Adventures preschool provides a safe and nurturing environment where teachers and families work as a team to offer developmentally appropriate learning opportunities for each child’s emotional, social, physical, and cognitive growth.
To provide a caring and stimulating learning environment for our preschoolers
To meet the physical, emotional, social, and mental needs of our children
To help parents develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of their preschool child
At Adventures Preschool, we believe that children learn most effectively through play in a carefully prepared environment. By keeping our adult to child ratio low, we are able to provide a rich experience for the children. Under the guidance of the teachers and parents, children learn to make decisions, develop social skills, strengthen language skills, build creativity and imagination, foster large and small motor development, and improve self-control. These skills, our primary focus at Adventures Preschool, are crucial for success in school.
Children at Adventures Preschool also build important academic skills through daily activities—such as, cooking, art, games, science/sensory experiences and music. For example, instead of doing worksheets on counting, children might count the number of cups of flour that go into the banana muffins for snack that day. While they are preparing snack, they can also study the recipe and talk about how letters are used or strengthen their small motor skills by mashing the banana. For beginning science concepts, they can talk about how a banana changes when it gets mashed or what the baking soda in the recipe will do. Because an adult is present, children also have the opportunity to learn new vocabulary words, ask questions, practice assertiveness or learn about taking turns.