Our approach is based on the best educational, developmental, and psychological research and practice, with the aim of helping children learn and develop in optimal ways. Allen Creek Preschool teachers observe carefully and interact closely with their students and by so doing they gather information about how each child learns best. We foster creativity, independence, individuality, and respect for self and community. We teach effective ways to manage a range of feelings so that children gain emotional strength. We provide structures and experiences that both ground and stretch children and we value all modes of exploration, discovery, and expression. While children explore their inner and outer worlds, parents learn to understand, facilitate, and enjoy their child’s development.
Some ways we realize this value: