Children's Cottage Preschool
Children's Cottage Preschool Philosophy
For over 25 years in Napa, our program is characterized by an emphasis on independence, freedom within limits, and respect for a child’s natural psychological development.
Educational Learning Centers
Mixed age environment student choice of activity from a prescribed range of options
Uninterrupted blocks of work time
Discovery model where children learn concepts working with materials rather than direct instruction
The large, light filled preschool room has different Learning Centers that focus on reading, math, science, and social development.
Children are taught through purposeful interaction between students and staff, resulting in cooperative play, empathy for others, and positive problem solving techniques.
Our Program helps children become effective readers, writers, and communicators and prepares them for a successful elementary experience.
Children are exposed to the concepts of number recognition, difference in size/volume, sequencing, and sorting. These concepts form the solid foundation to prepare for elementary school.
Our activity-based program explores our environment as we recognize weather and seasonal changes around us. We learn the responsibility of caring for and feeding our classrooms pets.
Art & Music
Crafts projects encourage fine motor skill development as children learn to cut with scissors, hold a pencil or crayon correctly, or color within boundries. Music & movement expose children to fine arts and provide opportunities for self expression.