A Note From Miss April
Although it may look like we play a lot we want you to keep in mind that playing is learning. Play is an important part of our program. Here is a small piece of an article that I found very helpful and informative.
Play is Work for Preschoolers
Children are playful by nature. Their earliest experiences exploring with their senses lead them to play, first by themselves and eventually with others. The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) has included play as a criterion in its accreditation process for programs for young children.
Ask About Play When Choosing a Preschool
When you tour preschools you’re considering, ask about their philosophy about play. Preschoolers need opportunities to play, prepared spaces for them to explore and responsive teachers to support their learning. Such a setting prepares children not only to become students who will work with others cooperatively and approach learning with joy, but also happier people who will not lose their love of play.
Benefits of Play
Through play, children develop skills they’ll use in their school years.