Mission and Philosophy
Our mission at College Park Preschool is to provide an enriching learning environment in which each child gains a positive self-concept and develops to his/her full potential through a “whole” child approach. Curriculum is developmentally appropriate, individually appropriate, and culturally appropriate. Meaningful experiences are provided for the children so that they may learn more about themselves, their families, their community, and how to live with, accept, and celebrate the diversity and uniqueness of themselves and others. Parent-teacher partnerships provide a strong basis for communication and a support system for child, parent, and teacher. A loving, positive atmosphere within a small school “family” creates a sense of belonging.
Our educational philosophy is based on the Reggio Emilia approach to learning. The Reggio Emilia philosophy is based upon the following set of principles: Children must have some control over the direction of their learning. Children must be able to learn through experiences of touching, moving, listening, seeing, and hearing. Children have a relationship with other children and with material items in the world that children must be allowed to explore. Children must have endless ways and opportunities to express themselves.