Mustard Seed Preschool is play-based, where we believe that children thrive and learn best through inquisitive, creative play. Teachers are intentional in their “staging” of the classroom setting to invite learning, creativity, exploration, experimentation, and collaboration. Learning through play fosters a love of learning in an environment that supports children’s inquiry and curiosity.
We believe that play is vital for children’s growth and development. Studies show the links between play and many foundational skills and complex cognitive activities such as memory, self-regulation, language, and socio-emotional development. Play lays the foundation for learning in school.
“When we treat children’s play as seriously as it deserves, we are helping them feel the joy that’s to be found in the creative spirit. It’s the things we play with and the people who help us play that make a great difference in our lives.”
- Fred Rogers