THE PRESCHOOL PROGRAM
every minute they are awake. Learning
cannot be stopped; it can only be directed.
At Encino Presbyterian Children’s Center, the learning takes
place through the child’s actual experiences and participation in an
environment, which is structured to promote the optimum development of the
individual child. The primary focus
being the development of the child’s self-esteem. This is done through . . .
- Caring teachers with positive
- Helping the child to develop growth
and independence to make decisions and choices.
- Learning acceptable ways of
- Peer interaction involving helping,
giving and sharing.
is based upon the principle that play is a significant mode of
learning. Our focus is on each child
becoming a whole person. Therefore, in
our curriculum planning, we strive to offer experiences, which provides growth
cognitively, emotionally, socially, creatively and physically.
learning centers include areas for . . .
- Creative expression through art,
music and handcrafts.
- Role playing and dramatic play to
encourage the child’s understanding of the adult world.
- Introduction to nature and science.
- Activities to stimulate cognitive
processes such as storytelling, poetry and picture appreciation; language
development and reading readiness.
- A wide variety of conceptual
materials such as letters, numbers and shapes.
experiences include sand and water play, arts and crafts, riding toys, climbing
experiences and activities which foster large muscle development; and areas
which encourage role playing.
Our parents play
an important role in the child’s school experience. We offer…
- Library for children and parents
- Silent auction
- Parent discussions
- Annual open house
- Parents serve morning snack on
child’s “special days”
- Teacher conferences
- Art show
- Visits from community helpers