» 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 PreK classrooms include:
- Imaginative play
- Open-ended art
- Music and movement
- Fine motor manipulatives
- Gross motor activities
» The Handwriting Without Tears program is a core component of the PreK class curriculum providing age-appropriate pre-writing, pre-reading, pre-math and Kindergarten readiness skills.
» Educational technology (iPads) is integrated into the PreK 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 PreK 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.
“Play is the answer to how anything new comes about.” – Jean Piaget
“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
“The aim of life is self-development. To realize one’s nature perfectly – that is what each of us is here for.” – Oscar Wilde
“All learning has an emotional base.” – Plato
“The trees are God’s great alphabet: With them He writes in shining green Across the world His thoughts serene. “– Leonora Speyer