The child from late toddlerhood through the kindergarten year is in a critical period of growth and actively seeks out opportunities to satisfy curiosity about the world. The adult’s role is to guide the child by facilitating choice and becoming a partner in learning experiences. The early childhood environment reflects order, with attention to organization of curriculum materials into logical groupings, and provides multiple opportunities for meaningful interactions with peers and materials to support growing coordination and concentration. Adult learners at WSMS-TEP study developmental needs and milestones of children, practice keen observation and record keeping strategies, master the essential material presentations, and discuss the importance of leading a team of professionals for the benefit of children and their families. The instructor-to-student ratio for the program is 1:20.