Philosophy

The philosophy of CLA’s Early Childhood Program is a child-centered approach that supports the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive developmental needs of the individual student.  By blending Montessori practice and other age-appropriate curriculum, the preschool program encourages independence, freedom within limits, and a sense of order. Teaching social responsibility is fundamental to the preschool classroom and nurtures the ideals of caring for others and our communities.

The Early Childhood Program fits within the overall mission of the school as it supports the values of personal responsibility, acceptance of individuality, and respect for others and the learning environment.  The program also provides students with  academic and artistic opportunities in a culturally-enriched community, which is aligned to Montessori principles.

For a private tour of our school, please contact our Director of Admissions, at 850.432.1768 or via email.