We believe play is the major vehicle through which children integrate knowledge, feelings, and skills. Therefore, play is an integral part of our schedule, which reflects a consistent structured day where developmentally appropriate practices are our standard. Our learning program provides young learners with access to manipulatives that encourage thinking and problem solving, allow for sharing of thoughts and ideas, as well as motivate learners to share their creativity, curiosity and talents with others. Our learning programs provide opportunities for learners to develop intellectually, socially, emotionally and spiritually. These programs present learners with activities that encourage dramatic play, creativity, experimentation, manipulation, cooperation and socialization in a structured school setting. The skills learned through the curriculum presented at St. John’s Preschool will prepare learners for kindergarten in a public or private school setting.