“He who works with his hands is a laborer.
He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.
He who works with his hands, his head, and his heart is an artist.”
-St. Francis of Assisi
Inspired by our patron saint’s love of creation and motivated by our preschool’s ambition to ever advance in providing meaningful, relevant, and essential learning experiences, St. Francis of Assisi Preschool’s established an outdoor play area in 2017 called Exploration Station!
Current research shows a decline in social skills and a rise in sensory issues among young children. Exploration Station provides children with a multitude of whole-body sensory experiences on a daily basis in order to develop strong bodies and minds. In this space, children can explore their world, get dirty, work together to build something, and problem solve about how to fix it if it falls over. This space opens opportunities for our students and a safe space for our families to be able to give their children more outdoor play time.
St. Francis of Assisi Preschool’s Exploration Station is where a child’s senses are fully ignited, young bodies are challenged, and love of lifelong learning begins!