Our curriculum is thoughtfully curated in order to foster a learning environment in which children are presented with an opportunity to develop skills they will use throughout their life. Play is a critical part of child development. It allows children to problem solve, cultivate their imaginations, discover their interests, and improve language and motor skills. Most importantly, play allows children to form and improve their executive function skills. These competencies are what lay the foundation for a child's academic success. Without the ability to follow directions, regulate their emotions, or use fine motor skills, a child is more likely to struggle, fall behind, or feel frustrated in school. For a variety of reasons, ranging from budget cuts, changes in values, and an increasing emphasis on academic scores, play is one of the first aspects of the school day to be minimized or eliminated. Peace Through Play emphasizes the value of play, by providing more time for it.
In addition, Peace Through Play's curriculum emphasizes the importance of five core Social Emotional Learning competencies designated by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL). These competencies enhance the child's executive functioning, and motor skills to create a well rounded, school ready student.