Our Purpose

Children's Workshop provides a carefully planned, stimulating environment for 2 1/2-6 year olds to help them develop within themselves a foundation for a lifetime of creative learning. 
Through observation, the teacher becomes attuned to the needs of the individual child. She is a facilitator who guides children into activities which will be meaningful for them. It is her role to build an environment which is pleasant and stimulating, but never so overpowering that it draws attention away from the needs of the child.

The total child is given attention at Children's Workshop. Play, music, movement, art, and an appreciation of different cultures are important parts of our program as well as science, geography, math and language enrichment. We celebrate together, we solve problems together, we help each other, and we come to care about each other.

Our Guiding Principles
  • We recognize each child as an individual whose uniqueness, rights and needs are accepted and respected.
  • The growth of the total child involves physical, intellectual, social, moral and creative elements.
  • Respect for the individual as well as the environment is a prerequisite of learning.
  • The child's dignity is fostered by self-sufficiency.
  • The child's self-esteem and sense of competency are crucial to learning.
  • The key to successful learning is tapping the child's natural curiosity and desire to learn.
  • We recognize that children go through predictable developmental stages, but not always at the same age oratthe same time.
  • Opportunities are provided for the development of social skills.
  • The child is allowed freedom and choice within a prepared learning environment.
  • Curiosity and creativity are fostered.
  • Our environment encourages personal and professional growth in teachers as well as children.
  • All areas of learning are interrelated.
  • A good learning environment is joyful, responsive, spontaneous, and provides experiences to meet each child's developmental needs.
  • We recognize that the Montessori philosophy and materials offer the child a sound learning foundation.
  • Our children are representative of the diversity found in our community.

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