The Willow Path Pre-K/Kindergarten classrooms provide each child with a safe and nurturing environment comprised of learning centers meant to encourage curiosity, exploration, and play. We recognize that children have different learning styles and learn at different rates. We believe that the work of a preschool child is his or her play. Play serves as a vehicle for learning. Through a variety of play situations, we provide a setting that will:
Develop social skills and provide opportunities for children to make friends.
Build self-esteem and self-confidence and encourage independence.
Allow children to develop a sense of self and an awareness of the world around them.
Provide opportunities to be part of a group, to compromise, to share, to lead, and to follow.
Stimulate cognitive development, curiosity, and a desire to learn.
Encourage exploration, discovery, creativity, and imagination.
Increase language, listening, and attention skills.
Promote literacy through library time, book selection, and discussion.
Provide opportunities for the development of fine motor skills and gross motor skills.
Promote growth and learning in a warm and nurturing environment.
Help children to be caring, accepting friend to others, and to accept others' differences.
We strive to ensure that each child is given the opportunity to develop the foundation necessary for a lifetime of enjoyable learning.