About play-based learning

a child-centered approach

Hollis Preschool implements a play-based approach to learning. Play-based learning involves both child-initiated cooperative play and teacher-supported learning. The teacher takes an active role as an intentional planner, observer, and guide. Learning through play promotes development of social and cognitive skills, helps children mature emotionally, and gain the self-confidence required to engage in new experiences and environments.

At Hollis preschool we understand that children are naturally motivated to play so we build on this natural motivation and use it as a context to learning. Helping children learn to make sense of the world around them and give them a safe place to practice what they learn. Our play-based program encourages children to explore, experiment, discover, and solve problems in imaginative and playful ways. Through playful discovery, children can find joy in learning which helps them reach their fullest potential.