Whimsy and Wonder Preschool- PLAYbased learning

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914 NE 65th Ave, Portland, Or 97213

Whimsy and Wonder Preschool offers a play-based full day preschool experience.   We call ourselves a PLAYful preschool community, and in pursuit of that goal, we are seeking families who share our values for young children -- an unhurried, joyful childhood full of creation, discovery,  exploration, whimsy and WONDER

We strive to create a community of creative, curious, and confident learners. We offer children the intentional mix of time, space, and materials they need to explore their natural interests and expand their understanding of the world around them.

Overall, our play-based approach is grounded in Lev Vygotsky’s constructivist theories about how children learn -- through social interaction and hands-on experiences.    You will not find adult-led themes or an academic approach to early learning at Whimsy & Wonder.

What you will find is…

  • teachers who are following children’s interests.

  • conflict resolution as children learn how to be a caring and competent member of a community, develop self-regulation, and discover their own unique qualities.

  • many opportunities for using BIG muscles -- running, jumping, dancing, balancing.

  • practice with fine motor skills -- writing with different tools, using scissors, handwork 

  • relevant literacy -- such as list making, dictated stories, story telling, sequencing, recognizing print

  • numeracy, found in board games, counting objects, sorting and classifying

  • scientific discovery through scooping, pouring, measuring, investigating

  • creative children expressing themselves through process-oriented art in a variety of media: paints, markers, crayons, oil pastels, crayon resist, collage, clay.

  • children singing songs, playing music, listening to music, dancing, playing group games

  • an exploration of the natural world through outdoor play and gardening.

  • competent children choosing their own materials, dressing themselves, and setting and clearing the table, and caring for their school.

  • imaginative play as children dress up, pretend, and role play.

Phone: 5033487981
Organization Email: info@whimsyandwonderpdx.com
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