Curricular disciplines all blend in preschool, as children participate in a variety of play and work experiences. Math, language arts, science, art and social studies are integrated thoughtfully with planning as well as direct teaching.
Children’s social and emotional development and growth are the foundation of the preschool program. Through the guidance of teachers, children are encouraged to work and play cooperative, follow classroom rules and routines and become productive members of a group. An important element of the social and emotional process involves developing and experiencing positive relationships with peers and adults, The goal is for each child to develop a healthy self esteem and feel comfortable in expressing needs and feelings.
Our Block Room is a special part of our school. When children build together and problem solve together, they form a community in meaningful and satisfying ways. Block building offers children an opportunity to concretely represent and construct the world as they experience it. Our teachers use established techniques for setting up and maximizing this special room with an eye toward teaching and learning across domains including social studies, literacy, science and math.
This domain organizes the language and literacy skills needed to understand and convey meaning into many components: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Children acquire the skills in these domains through extensive experiences with spoken language, print and literature in a variety of contexts.
The focus in this domain is on the children’s approach to mathematical thinking and problem solving. We help children acquire and use strategies to perceive and understand mathematical problems. We focus on patterns and relationships.
The curriculum for social studies is focused on the world through the eyes of the young child. Themes in this discipline include friendship, family and community. Developing social awareness is a key component of the group curriculum. Through play, literature, art projects and daily interactions, children are exposed to ideas that help them better understand the world.
Areas of study include:
This domain addresses the process of investigation through hands-on experiences. The science skills learned focus on observing, communicating, classifying, reasoning, measuring, inferring and predicting. We want our children to view themselves with a sense of pride as they learn to think and work like scientists.
Areas of study include:
Small class sizes with play-based program and thematic units
Highly qualified teachers and assistants that focus on social-emotional development
Active learning environment that instills curiosity and engagement
Introduction to visual and performing arts to foster the development of self-expression
Exposure to special academic areas including music, library, and physical education
8:00 - Free Play & Circle Time
9:00 - Bathroom & Snack
9:30 - Story Time
9:45 - Specials
10:45 - Bathroom
11:15 - Lunch & Recess
1:00 - Rest Time
2:00 - Sensory Play
2:55 - Dismissal