Willistown Country Day School offers preschool education at the Derham Campus for ages 3-5 and at the West Goshen Campus for ages 2-5.
The prepared environment of the classroom lets the child absorb the world about him through work with a wide variety of materials. The first of these are the many practical life activities where, through concentration and practice, the child develops good habits of work that are the foundation of his later education. He learns how to focus on a project: get needed materials, use them and complete the task, and return everything to its place on the shelves.
Pouring, washing, arranging – all with an eye to detail – help the young child to establish order, not only physically but also, psychically. Sense of order is the first step in developing skills needed for later classification work in the elementary grades. The importance of these practical life skills cannot be overemphasized.