The philosophy in St. Stephen's pre-school is that children learn through play, in a caring, safe, and fun environment. All of our activities are conducted with this in mind. We help the boys to develop their fine motor skills with activities such as threading beads and using peg boards. Cognitive development is stimulated by playing with blocks, Duplo, stickle bricks, painting, and drama. In a structured, but play based way, the boys are introduced to the concepts of numbers, letters, and colours. Oral language is a part of everyday activities, as the boys are encouraged to give their news and share with the other boys.