At The Learning and Play Place I believe that learning is a very important part of child development. Children learn with everything they do throughout their day. There are MANY teaching moments in our days. It may be as simple as a child asking why something works the way it does and then we explore and figure it out together. We have a formal preschool program three days a week. The other two days of the week we have free play time. I believe free play is as important as preschool in a toddler’s development. Free play helps with the social aspects of life and helps develop that creative part of the brain. At The Learning and Play Place our preschool is targeted to your child. We have our circle time to find out what day it is and what the weather is like outside. We also review our letters, numbers, shapes, and colors together. We do a daily craft together and split up into two groups. The older kids work on writing their letters and numbers and getting prepared for kindergarten. The younger kids can move a little more during their class time. They work on their body parts as well as go over the shapes, colors, letters and numbers in fun ways. The kids are always proud of the things they make in school and can’t wait to show their parents when they come to pick them up.
I chose the preschool package we use because they believe what I believe – that learning is about the process not the product and that all children develop at varying rates. This program is great for all developing levels. I believe that children are like sponges and pick things up very fast. Children of all ages LOVE to learn!