The prekindergarten program is designed to provide an environment filled with hands on and play oriented experiences. Individual differences are encouraged, and attention is given to meeting the needs of each child. Care and understanding are provided to help the child develop a positive self-image. The staff assumes an active and encouraging role in guiding the child to explore, express, create, experiment, observe, and discover. The Academy believes learning is not a fragmented skill and that to function at his/her best the child must develop as a whole.