Wee Folk Nursery School - Philosophy and Goals

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The program of Wee Folk Nursery School is based on a developmental philosophy which recognizes that young children should be active learners, developing at their own unique pace with the support of parents and teachers.

Young children learn best through activites that capture their interest and imagination and challenge skill growth. The learning environment is designed to include a wide variety of materials that children can examine and manipulate. In this setting, children will make discoveries, solve problems and think independently.

The goal of the nursery school experience is the development of the whole child, and considers each one's individual needs and interests. Through direct contact with others, the child develops socially, emotionally, and intellectually. Children in nusery school, while working and playing with others their age, learn social skills in adjusting to a group outside their home; develop friendships; practice democratic rules for fair play; understand the need for sharing and taking turns; and complete tasks begun.

In a non-competitive setting, each child will be encouraged to develop his or her independence, self-confidence, self-control, curiosity, creativity, and a sense of responsibility. Consideration of the individual child will be of prime importance, and the development of a positive self-image. Each child will be accepted for who he is and will be encouraged to develop his own personality in socially acceptable ways.