Our Program includes classes for children ages 12 months to 5+ taught by experienced and credentialed teachers in a diverse, educational and welcoming atmosphere, including a unique Pre-K nature program at Vasona Park. Enrichment for parents includes monthly Parent Education Classes, a supporting environment and a wealth of parental knowledge. Located in the wonderful Willow Glen Community, Explorer has become a haven where children, parents and teachers thrive in play-based environment. We invite you to visit and EXPLORE with us. Our Mission is a parent participation preschool where children, at an individual pace, can learn and develop through play, and parents can learn and grow in their abilities to be child educators at home, at school, and in their community. Our Philosophy at Explorer Preschool is a developmentally designed program with the philosophy of providing a learning environment for both parents and children. The children’s program is based on the growing knowledge of child development and appropriate practices. Materials and methods are research-based, and children are given choices of activities which are supervised by the teacher and/or parents in the classroom. Parents are trained as aides through practice and observation in the classroom and through seminars and discussion with the credentialed teachers.