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.