The school provided me with the solid foundation I needed to succeed in my undergraduate and graduate studies as well as my professional life.Amy Agnew Dugdale (Alumni, 1994)
The Preschool Program
Marywood-Palm Valley's Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten programs offer a nurturing and progressive approach to ensure that children ages 2 1/2 to 5 years old have an opportunity to develop the skills necessary to reach their highest potential. Using children's natural curiosity as a foundation, our qualified staff provide many opportunities for children to explore the world around them. We provide a happy, safe, nurturing environment where we expose children to literature, music, physical activity, drama, art, and science, and begin readiness activities needed for reading and math skills.
The teachers use developmentally appropriate materials and equipment to encourage children to participate in activities that foster their independence, encourage appropriate social behavior, and develop language skills. Children learn to reason, question, and experiment. Teachers encourage children to work independently to develop their natural abilities, and in small groups so they can learn cooperation and the value of other children's thoughts and feelings.