Children learn best in an accepting, loving atmosphere, alive with opportunities to explore, experiment and discover. Our goal is to help children, through such experiences, to develop into confident, competent human beings, imbued with a love of life and a real appetite for all that life has to offer. We want to invite children to use all their senses, to think creatively and to become involved. Only in this way can they achieve their maximum potential and develop a sense of worth and fulfillment. We believe in a small group environment, allowing for maximum participation and affording frequent opportunities to experience "hands on" situations. Learning is a continuous process beginning at birth. By the time the child arrives at preschool, his personality traits are well on the way to being developed. His background of experiences and knowledge is significant and constantly increasing. He is a person with a self concept, and that self concept will greatly affect his learning. Increasing that self concept is one of our goals. In the role of organizer and planner, the teacher will guide students through rich and varied activities including socialization experiences, motor development, language development, reading readiness, math concepts, social studies, science, music, art and dramatics - an integrated program providing creative outlets for each child to develop his learning skills as well as to stimulate his natural curiosity. The environment, the materials, the people, and the program all contribute toward meeting the needs of the child and helping him to become a happy, contributing, responsible member in an organized society.