The Preschool Program at Coast Episcopal School offers children three to five years of age a nurturing and supportive Christian environment for the transition between home and school. Understanding children and knowing their interests and needs is our highest priority. We know that each child is unique, and we create a stimulating atmosphere where children are encouraged to discover the joy of learning but are not subjected to undue pressure. Play is a natural process for growth and development. Play activities are utilized to assist the child in learning about himself, his friends, his feelings, and his world, facilitating growth of the mind and body.
When the child is ready, he reads, writes, masters number concepts, and begins to reason and solve problems. Learning the rules, routines and responsibilities appropriate for each age helps each child to develop the security needed to take risks, to feel good about themselves, and to have positive learning experiences. The Preschool Program at Coast Episcopal School has been created to support and nurture the natural growth and development of young children. We offer an environment that helps children understand and build on the world they know. The "child" is our curriculum. Carefully chosen materials and resources allow children to observe, manipulate, investigate, discover, and interpret their world through varied and open-ended activities. Play is the young child’s work, and it is through play that important foundational lessons are internalized.