Some may argue that children should focus on academics, others also think that children should be able to play and enjoy their childhood. At Nature’s Gift Preschools, we believe that children should have a balance between both play and academics.
We strive to exceed the California State Standard set for preschools. Our educators teach language, math, and science to our students through a variety of materials and techniques. Depending on the child’s ability, our teachers provide activities that are slightly more challenging or easier for the children, promoting both independent work and problem solving. If a child is advanced, teachers would give the student harder work. Likewise, if a child needs help, our teachers will go through instructions and techniques with the child until they understand the concept.
From birth, children are born to play. Research has shown that active, hands- on playing promotes brain growth, develops various motor skills, and most importantly allows children to have fun! We encourage children to interact with their friends to build social skills. Our playgrounds are filled with activities designed for children to build physical skills, and of course, to have fun. Our home-like environment facilitates the transition from the comfort of your home to elementary school and beyond.
Today, moral values such as politeness, respect, and kindness are often left out when educating children. We believe that although schools should focus on academics and play, they shouldn’t forget positive character elements. Our teachers emphasize (and constantly remind our children) to rephrase terms such as, “I want it.” or “Give it to me.” to more polite words like “May I have it please?”
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