- All children are a “gift from God.” (Psalm 127.3)
- All children have an insatiable curiosity to learn about the world around them, and if provided with a rich environment will discover highly creative ways of constructing their own knowledge in ways that are appropriate for themselves.
- Play is one of the major ways young children construct knowledge.
- Clear thinking, decision making and problem solving are basic skills learned through practical play relationships and healthy interpersonal experiences.
- The use of work sheets and rigid academic drills are NOT appropriate for preschool children and lead to boredom, self-defeat and loss of the pure joy of learning.