In the preschool, emergent, play-based curriculum flows from the personal experiences of each individual child and is supported by the faculty and classroom community. We strive to strengthen the child’s sense of self so that she/he will learn to work cooperatively as well as independently in the world. Our focus is held on the rich and varied curriculum that will engage each child’s attention and ease initial separation between parent and child. As well, we focus on the overarching commitment to the social-emotional growth of each child. We ensure large, uninterrupted blocks of time for open-ended indoor and outdoor play. The environment is designed to invite discovery, independence and social interaction.