Curriculum

» Play-based and focused on the cognitive, social, emotional, physical, and spiritual development of each child
» Language development is reinforced through reading, music, circle-time activities and in every aspect of our daily routine.
» Center-based Preschool classrooms include:

- Imaginative play

- Library

- Open-ended art

- Science

- Music and movement

- Fine motor manipulatives

- Gross motor activities

» The Handwriting Without Tears program is a core component of the Preschool class curriculum providing age-appropriate pre-writing, pre-reading, pre-math and Kindergarten readiness skills.
» Educational technology (iPads) is integrated into the Preschool classes to enhance learning and support the curriculum.
» Self-esteem is encouraged in an environment that stimulates a child’s awareness of the world around him/her.
» Our Preschool creates daily opportunities to teach sharing, listening skills, following directions, and conflict resolution.
» Spiritually, the Preschool classes attend Chapel once a month. A blessing is said before snack each day.
» Our ultimate goal is to promote growth in the whole child in an environment in which a child develops a love of learning and a love of school.

Quotes

Educational Perspective:

“Play is the answer to how anything new comes about.” – Jean Piaget

Cognitive:

“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.” – Albert Einstein

Social:

“The aim of life is self-development. To realize one’s nature perfectly – that is what each of us is here for.” – Oscar Wilde

Emotional:

“All learning has an emotional base.” – Plato

Spiritual:

“The trees are God’s great alphabet: With them He writes in shining green Across the world His thoughts serene. “– Leonora Speyer