Westlake United Methodist Preschool understands the child's innate ability and curiosity to learn. Through providing a loving, stimulating environment, the child will have the opportunity for conceptual and perceptual development. With an environment rich in varied materials and experiences, conceptual and perceptual skills will develop with the "whole child." WUMP helps the child grow intellectually by

  • exploring new ideas and experiences;
  • exploring books, vocabulary, and language skills;
  • exploring sensory stimuli: vision, hearing, touch, taste, and smell;
  • learning to observe, compare, and to differentiate;
  • expressing concrete and abstract ideas;
  • encouraging games of fantasy and role-playing;
  • encouraging curiosity, thinking, and reasoning;
  • providing art media, music, movement; and
  • encouraging listening to others, following directions and communicating.