The philosophy of Paint Valley Preschool is to provide a developmentally appropriate program for young children that fosters the whole child concept, respects each child as an individual and stimulates the child’s natural interest in, and enjoyment of learning.
Our long-term program goals include helping children:
To become creative, independent thinkers.
To feel competent, productive, and self-reliant, as well as fostering good self-esteem and sense of self-worth.
To develop a sense of responsibility for their own mental and physical health.
To understand that they are a part of a diverse, multicultural global community and their actions influence the quality of the community.
To foster the value that many kinds of intelligence-linguistic, logical/mathematical, musical, physical, spatial, and personal- are valuable and important to our community.
To encourage the development of higher moral reasoning,helping children to develop into adults with an internalised code of ethics and principals.
To prepare them for Kindergarten and future their education.
Paint Valley Preschool’s daily classroom practice and programming objectives will be designed to support the program’s educational philosophy and is supported not only through its curriculum, but also by the teachers, families, and parents involved in the program that provides role models for children.
We respect and believe in each child as a unique individual with the ability to construct knowledge about themselves, others, and the world around them through active learning. By spending more time with each child we will develop closer teacher-child bonds of affection, trust, and respect. We will assess carefully each child’s social, emotional, cognitive, and physical growth and progress to individualize the program accordingly. We will work with children in whole groups, small groups, and individually.
Our goal is to help foster the development of young children's creative thinking skills by giving them meaningful opportunities using play to experiment, explore, question, and discover.