Play is the Way

Child development is supported by play. Authentic play is the vehicle that drives development in young children. A recent article in the Wall Street Journal declares, “To really learn, children need the power of play.”

Here is what play looks like in our program:

Children need time, space, and support to play! At McKendree, we have spaces for even the youngest children to freely move and engage in “freeplay”. Infant and toddlers need open-ended materials and the opportunity to take safe risks with supportive educators nearby.

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