At UCC they recognize that children learn best through active exploration of materials and ideas. They make every attempt to promote school readiness while respecting the exuberant and egocentric nature of the preschool child. They believe in helping children develop critical thinking skills as they follow their own interests. This helps develop a positive attitude toward learning and problem-solving. In addition to promoting your child's initiative and thinking skills, their teachers will promote social skills and emotional awareness, facilitating your child's social and emotional competence so he or she will be ready for the challenges of kindergarten and beyond.