Educational Philosophy

“All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today”

Sunflower Preschool provides an educational setting which promotes the intellectual, social and physical growth of each child as a unique individual.  Further, the dedicated staff of the school create a loving environment in which children:

  • learn actively through investigation, experimentation and play,
  • learn to be independent and to work co-operatively with others,
  • learn to understand themselves and their emotions

In recent years years, the field of child development has received much attention from educators and psychologists.  Up until this time, the preschool years were regarded as merely a time of play —people believed that “real learning” took place when children started formal education at five or six years of age.

Recent research has shown that the preschool years are a time of immense growth, both physically and intellectually.  Channeling the young child’s unlimited potential into constructive and creative paths is crucial in these early years.  Research has demonstrated that a good preschool program can play an essential role in nurturing the full development of each child and in providing him or her with the necessary skills to succeed in later schooling and ultimately in life itself.

While it is an awesome and challenging responsibility, it is the goal of the staff at Sunflower Preschool to provide a learning environment that nurtures and develops the capabilities of the young child — this is a most crucial time in his or her young life.