When parents ask "is your preschool "play" based?" Why, yes it is! Published in the Oregonian, this article may help explain our position to offer preschoolers practice in those skills that will serve them well when they enter Kindergarten. "Play is not frivolous"...It nurtures children's ingenuity, cooperation and problem-solving skills..all of which are CRITICAL for a 21st-century workforce." "essentially every life skill that's valued in adults can be built up with play" "collaboration, negotiation, conflict resolution, self-advocacy, decision-making, a sense of agency, creativity, leadership, and increased physical activity are some of the skills and benefits children gain through play"