How do we at Island Co-op Preschool see the child? We see him or her as capable, curious, and caring. We see each child as the unique person they are, with their own wealth of experiences, interests and wonders.
We are a family, and we take the time to learn about each other, and the world around us.
We believe that parents are the best first teachers, and so we do whatever we can to support and strengthen parents, and the parent-child relationship.
We believe we learn best when we learn together.
We make time for connection.
Your family is our family and you are all welcome.
We care for all parts of the child: the strong ones, and the tender ones.
We start simply, but leave room for all of the growing you need to do.
What do you see? What do you think?
We explore concepts and ideas in as many different ways as we can.
We allow for room to do it over and over if you want to.
We try new things.
We taste new things.
Who are you? Are you like me?
We learn about the world around us.
We follow the path to adventure.
If it hasn't been in the hands...
... it can't be in the head.
Everything is connected...
... all creatures, great and small.
Sometimes it takes a leap of faith to fly, but we're always there when you're ready to land.
It's more fun to do it together.
There's comfort in sharing together,
reaching for the stars,
or having a snuggle.
We learn about compassion,
and caring for the natural world around us.
It doesn't matter what age you are,
life is a celebration, and we want to share it with you!