Philosophy

Welcome to Temple Shalom Preschool, a great place for children to learn, grow and have fun! Our school’s focus over the past 60 years has been on preparing children ages 2 1/2 through 5 for a successful future, both socially and academically.

We believe learning and play go hand-in-hand and that a fun environment is crucial to a child’s development. We believe children’s work is learning through play, experimentation, and discovery; therefore, we provide a diverse and well-rounded schedule of activities and classroom materials to support their learning!

It is our mission to provide an environment that promotes early childhood development skills fundamental for lifelong learning. Through play and exploration, children will develop their inner resources – the capacity to think, create, problem-solve, learn, to have courage, to risk failure, be curious, trust, like himself or herself, and to care about others.

We believe that children:

  • Learn best by discovery and experimentation
  • Use play to advance their emotional, cognitive and social development
  • Use materials such as blocks, clay, paint, sand, water to help promote the discovery process
  • Use the arts as a medium for self-expression, communication and visual thinking
  • Need an environment which is both permanent and flexible, stretching their imaginations through field trips and visitors
  • Need positive ways to express their feelings