We believe parents are the main influence in children’s lives. Our goal is to build a relationship with the child and with the family. As your child develops a sense of trust in us and the school environment, they learn to separate from you with confidence knowing you will return at the end of the school day. We respect each person’s need to experience the separation process in his or her own way, and are here to help the children express their feelings as they build meaningful relationships with us. We believe that when a child’s social and emotional needs are met, he or she can participate fully in the wide range of learning opportunities here at school. Children will become familiar with the routines of a classroom environment and benefit from gaining a sense of what it is like to be part of a larger group.