The staff of the Washington Catholic Early Childhood Development Program strive to make learning interesting and fun while establishing confidence with Christian morals and values. The child's life in preschool/daycare is primarily a life of guided play. Learning at this age consists of learning to think magically, make friends, follow rules, be independent, socialize, but mainly learning to use one's body and senses. At WC Preschool, the children participate in many "Hands-on" activities. Using all their senses, they eagerly explore the world around them. The teachers prepare both the 3-4 and 4-5 classes with a skill set to prepare them for building a strong foundation. They teach Tucker Sign-language, letter recognition, number recognition, computation, public speaking, social studies, and science to name a few areas. This program was designed by the teachers who currently teach kindergarten at WC and have great insight to the major areas of focus for learning.