The faculty and staff at Paddington Station Preschool are creative and dedicated teachers and life-long learners themselves. They are devoted to children and committed to helping them grow in the areas of Play, Social Emotional, Physical – Fine Motor & Gross Motor, Language, Cognitive, Literacy, Math, Science, Social Studies, Creativity and English Language Acquisition. Our team of educators fosters an environment in which every child has a voice and every child is heard. Our goal is to inspire a love of learning and of school in every student – from day one as a ‘Creative Explorer’ to ‘Kindergarten Graduation Day’ – and beyond!
Our faculty strives to stay current with cutting-edge research in the field of child development and early childhood education. In addition to professional development classes, seminars, workshops and conferences, we also read books to inform our daily work with children. Our team has recently read these books and we think the they are great resources for parents, too:
Lisa Murphy on PLAY: The Foundation of Children’s Learning by Lisa Murphy
Play How It Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul by Stuart Brown
A Child’s Work: The Importance of Fantasy Play by Vivian Paley
Children at Play by Howard Chudacoff
The Play’s the Thing Teachers’ Roles in Children’s Play by Elizabeth Jones and Gretchen Reynolds
The Power of Play by David Elkind