Welcome to Small Stride Academy!
Small Stride Academy believes that the preschool years should be devoted to socialization, building high self-esteem and developing a love of learning. We believe that the Early Childhood years should bud a sense of competence, foster exploration and inquire, and encourage internal motivation to learn.
Admissions are based on the belief that it is our job to help children succeed. Acceptance is based on space availability in the class and not how a child performs in an interview or on a test. We have always used this non-intimidating approach and it has resulted in a very diverse and interesting student-body. As always, children who are currently enrolled in the school have priority for the following year.
Our preschool is a place where children can express themselves at their own level of development while learning mature, cooperative and effective behavior skills. Through play, a child can solve many of the challenges of growing up. We cherish growth in freedom and responsibility. Opportunities for creativity, as well as socialization are encouraged. Our teachers have expectations for each individual and they work to set a caring example for the children at all times.
We neither separate cognitive behavior from the other forms of behavior, nor do we separate a child’s work from his or her play. In a loving, imaginative setting, children experience the joy of discovery for themselves. Through exploratory play, children will best remember what they themselves discover.
We are open during most school breaks and holidays!