Cazenovia Community
P.O. Box 25
Cazenovia, NY 13035


Educational Philosophy of the Teachers at the Cazenovia Community Preschool

We believe that children should be treated as individuals and as important members of their classroom community.  We recognize that children are unique and learn at different rates and in different ways.  We strive to provide an atmosphere that enhances individual development while being nurturing, supportive and creative.

We create a learning environment that:


  • Provides a well-rounded curriculum encompassing art, language, math, music and science

  • Encourages daily child-centered play opportunities that foster hands-on exploration and creativity

  • Structures learning activities that are teacher directed such as circle time, singing, counting and daily projects

  • Exposes children to quality literature, artistic expression, diversity and cultural awareness


We strive to teach the children:

  • Respect for others and a sense of caring

  • Social skills; such as sharing and taking turns, using words and encouraging cooperative play, self-discipline and self-regulation

  • Problem-solving skills

  • Kindergarten readiness skills

  • Academic skills that  promote reading, writing and number skills

  • Basic life skills that foster independence, resulting in confidence and a positive self-esteem

We welcome:


  • Parent involvement and offer parent support

  • Community connections, i.e., trips and classroom visits from local members of our community