Philosophy

A common thread that runs throughout Toluca Crossroads Preschool and Kindergarten is the idea that we set up every child to succeed.
We understand that everything starts with a comfort level and learning takes place best when a child is first and foremost comfortable in his/her environment.  Toluca Crossroads Preschool and Kindergarten is adamant about creating a warm, loving, and nurturing atmosphere in order to bring out each child’s full potential while encouraging freedom of choice.  We have a strong sense of belief that who we teach needs to come before what we teach.  At the same time, we feel that these are the pivotal years to instill children with the knowledge of how to live well with others and appreciate the differences that we all have. We understand and value that each child’s individuality is something to be celebrated rather than neglected.  Our program empowers children to express their emotions ranging from feelings of happiness and joy to anger and frustration through the use of their words.  We facilitate individuality by providing different forms of socialization, multiple types of motivational activities, learning centers (including dramatic play and art), times dedicated to creative and critical thinking, and age appropriate play.

We believe in hands on learning and are always trying to find new ways to present the information to the children.  Our innovative curriculum is constantly unfolding where different learning styles are accommodated into the classroom and our teachers are constantly trying to find different modalities of teaching.  Seeing how much of the curriculum can be child directed, our teachers try to turn everything into a teachable moment.