Our Mission & Philosophy2018-10-05T15:22:08+00:00


Our Mission

At Prelude Preschool of the Arts, a program of the Community Music School of Springfield, we provide a nurturing environment that encourages individual expression, inspires creativity, promotes a sense of community spirit, and prepares children for a future of personal and academic success. We offer a comprehensive preschool and kindergarten academic curriculum with an integrated arts approach where children grow to feel that music, visual arts, and dance are important parts of their world.

Our Philosophy

Our dedicated teachers create a balanced program that includes language & literacy, mathematical thinking, scientific exploration, social studies, dramatic play, visual arts, music, creative movement and outdoor play. In our child-centered classrooms we question, wonder, explore and discover the natural world around us. Developmentally appropriate individual and group activities foster emotional and physical well-being, enabling children to become confident, independent thinkers who are creative and passionate about learning. And, most importantly, we pride ourselves on meeting children where they are as we guide them toward their richest learning.