Our Philosophy of Learning

Play Based Learning

Children learn through play as they interact with the world around them. Our classes allow children to explore their world and God's creation through hands-on activities including sensory play, art, manipulatives for fine motor development, dramatic play, and more.

When I Play I am Learning

When I paint at an easel, I am learning…

  • Eye-hand coordination & small motor control, both pre-writing skills
  • Color identification and how to make new colors, science skills
  • To express my feelings and ideas, building self-awareness and self-confidence
  • To develop my imagination and creativity, the foundation of innovation

When I play with playdough, I am learning…

  • To see the shape against the background of the table, a reading skill
  • Concepts of shape, relative size, big, small, length, height, etc., a math & engineering skill
  • That the amount of a substance remains the same, even when the shape changes, a science skill
  • Fine motor strengthening by squeezing and pounding, a writing skill

When I play with water, I am learning…

  • That some things sink and some things float
  • Eye-hand coordination as I learn to pour
  • Concepts of empty and full, volume and weight relevant to mathematics.

When I play with blocks, cars, and trucks, I am learning…

  • Concepts of shape, size, length
  • To create and repeat patterns, a math skill
  • To exercise my imagination
  • To cooperate with others
  • To solve problems

When I play on the climbing equipment, I am learning…

  • Self-confidence as I develop new skills
  • Physical strength, coordination and balance
  • To cooperate with others when I am involved in play
  • To solve problems

When I play in the dramatic play area. I am learning…

  • To be flexible in my thinking
  • To express myself in sentences
  • To try on different adult roles
  • To solve problems, especially socially through negotiation
  • To sort and organize play things

When I participate in circle time activities, I am learning…

  • To listen, sit still, and understand spoken language
  • To add my ideas to the discussion, my ideas have value
  • To wait when others are talking
  • To cooperate and be considerate of the needs of others

When I am sorting things I’m learning…

  • To notice detail and likenesses and differences in objects and form categories, essential concepts for reading and mathematics
  • Concepts of color, size and shape
  • Numerical concepts of more and less “Logical reasoning”

Little Folks School is a ministry of Redmond Assembly of God and endeavors to provide the highest quality
learning experiences in a loving, Christian environment.


Our Facility

Little Folks School is housed in and partners with Redmond Assembly of God Church

Our building features:

  • a full size gymnasium for large motor play
  • warm & welcoming classrooms that provide space for a variety of activities
  • an outdoor playground
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We'd love to have your little folks join us too!