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Play-Based Learning

We believe that a play-based curriculum is the most appropriate and effective preparation for young children to meet these standards and develop socially and emotionally. Current research has shown that play provides children with a greater understanding of the world around them and builds a foundation for a life-long love of learning. At TPNS, our goal is to create an environment that supports and enhances children’s play and instruct parents in ways to actively engage with children while honoring each child’s individual skills and abilities. 


Open-ended creative and art activities in a variety of settings—lay the foundation for cognitive, emotional and motor development.


Musical experiences in childhood can actually accelerate brain development, particularly in the areas of language acquisition and reading skills. 

Dramatic Play

Simple play-based activities can stimulate imagination, exploration and invention at an early age.

Language & Literacy

Children who have an opportunity to develop basic foundational skills in language and literacy in preschool enter kindergarten ready to learn to read and write 


Children learn and develop skills through a number of heterogeneous activities.  Play-based science is vital for intellectual development.

Outside Play

Playing outside gives children the chance to explore the natural environment and have adventures, what better place to explore than Tahoe?

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