At the Soquel Parent Education Nursery School, we provide a wonderful, supportive, stimulating learning environment for children and parents. Our program is designed to meet the developmental needs of each child. We offer varied activities that encourage growth in all areas such as fine and large motor skills, language development, creative expression, social and emotional development, sensory-motor development and cognitive development. We believe children and parents learn best through active, hands-on discovery. We also believe that play is the child's medium-the way they make sense and learn about their complex world. Children freely choose their activities and participate in two circle times that feature storytelling, music, puppetry and dance. At the same time, we tune in to each individual child, offering guidance and support to continuously build on their strengths and assist them with their unique developmental needs.
As part of our parent education program, we use the textbook, "Becoming the Parent You Want to Be: A Sourcebook of Strategies for the First Five Years" by Laura Davis and Janis Keyser to enrich the class seminars and provide support for families.