As a preschool designed by a licensed Oregon educator focused on creating an enriching environment where young children grow and thrive, A Child’s Place develops the social, emotional and problem-solving skills necessary for positive relationships and success at home and school, and in the community.
This child-centered program:
celebrates the growth of each child as a unique individual in a group of learners within a larger community,
recognizes the challenges and opportunities of these critical developmental stages, and
provides the groundwork for joyous engagement in life-long learning.
These video clips are brief looks at the learning integrated into play.
Context for the clip below left: Some kids want to wear coats for their "swimming" play.
Zippers are soooo challenging!
Tacy and Nessa like puzzles at home and do many puzzles at school. In the photo above, taken in early June 2018, these two are about two years old. See Nessa looking at the 12-piece puzzle? In the photo below, taken in November, Nessa and Tacy are puzzling together on a 24-piece puzzle.
Success is soooo satisfying!
Kids follow their interests in numbers and letters.
Children share a universal need to develop independence and competence. Children learn best when they:
follow their interests,
have choices with a range of challenge and
many opportunities to practice,
struggle and succeed with a minimum of help, and
- celebrate success.