The educational philosophy at Wee Care Academy is based on highly respected models of early childhood education dating back to Piaget. We believe that children learn best in a rich environment that encourages creativity, language development, and total involvement in the learning process. This is accomplished by use of a curriculum based on experiential learning. Through play, imagination-driven activities, and hands on projects based on the developmentally appropriate stages of a child’s growth, learning occurs in a wonderful way. The environment is structured to include a great deal of sensory stimulation – children learn about things as they see, hear, touch, smell and, sometimes, taste them. Language is developed as children learn to describe their experiences, share with others, and engage in the magical world of books and storytelling. Hands on activities encourage social interaction, spontaneity, and discovery of a joy in learning to learn. Each child at Wee Care Academy is valued as a unique individual with an abundance of gifts and talents to be shared with us and with the world at large. At Wee Care Academy, our teachers’ role involves intentionally planning activities and supporting the children in these open-ended, healthy, environments and interacting with thoughtful questions and comments to help drive their inquiring minds and gain a deeper knowledge about themselves and the world around them.