The goal of Ann's Pre-School is to work in partnership with parents to provide a program that meets the individual needs
of each child. We strive to maintain an atmosphere that provides acceptance of all people regardless of ability, age, race
or religion. The philosophies of the school are developmentally based and an attempt is made to challenge each child and
help him successfully master skills and achieve goals in a safe environment without any sense of pressure or failure.
Opportunities to make decisions and interact with adults and peers in real life situation are available throughout the day
at Ann's Pre-School.
Our curriculum uses a combination of British Infant and Beyond Centers and Circle Time. Both curriculums are based on a
hands-on approach to learning. We use themes, which change every six to eight weeks. Art, music, number activities
and speech development are an integral part of each theme. The various themes include related activities such as
puppetry, drama, pottery, cooking, science projects, and gardening. Sand play, water play, storytelling, dress up and
dramatic play, building, sorting, patterning, painting and coloring are daily activities. Reading and writing activities are
used to develop literacy skills. Children make their own theme books as well as having journals for drawing and writing.
(Younger children use loose paper rather than journals.) The school owns computers and computer literacy is developed
beginning at approximately four years of age. There is a large adventure playground providing a suitable environment for
development of gross motor and socialization skills.