We believe that the child constructs knowledge by his/her interaction with their physical and social environment. Further, we believe that appropriate instructions for preschool children should be informal, interactive, and individualized. Young children have a right to a curriculum which demonstrates that we value and recognize each child's unique social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development as well as his/her cultural and linguistic background. Thus, developmentally appropriate practices are the keystones of our program in encompassing the curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Since we believe that the home provides the primary environment for learning, parents serve as our partners in designing the most appropriate program for their children. In addition, we believe that supportive health and social services are necessary in order for children to derive the greatest benefit from their preschool experience.