PERSONAL, EMOTIONAL, AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
We believe the early years are formative years for personal emotional and personal growth. Children are taught to regulate their emotions and behaviors by managing their feelings, following limits and expectations, and taking care of their own personal needs. Children are given guidance and modeling how to establish and maintain positive relationships with their peers and with adults by making friends and interacting with a variety of different people. Children are taught to participate cooperatively and constructively in group situations.
We believe that the early years are vital years of physical development and skill acquisition. Early years focuses, not only on the gross motor manipulative skills, and the acquisition of balancing and travelling skills, but also fine motor skills, especially those associated with the fingers and hands. These fine motor skills lay the foundation for strength and coordination required for activities such as writing and manipulating small objects.