Our preschool curriculum emphasizes active exploration of the environment to strengthen the physical, social/emotional, cognitive and creative growth of each child. Teachers use strategies and techniques to plan and implement curriculum. We believe that music and arts provide children with a unique language through which they can both construct and express their imagination and knowledge.
In verbal language development children use a variety of tools and materials such as books, journals, puppets, flannel boards and computers to learn and develop the ability to articulate sounds and words, form sentences, identify and form letters, and tell stories.
In the area of visual arts language development, children are provided with crayons, markers, pencils, paint brushes, scissors, clay, fabric, yarn and other tools and materials to learn and develop their fine motor skills, to color, draw lines, identify shapes and textures, balance, repetition, and contrast.
Our children are encouraged to participate in the music and movement program to develop their gross motor skills. The activities, including early ballet exercises, which will help cultivate an appreciation for music, develop listening skills, improve coordination of rhythm and provide for self-expression.
Preschool room is equipped with computers. We carefully choose different software programs that are designed to stimulate and support children's learning in meeting their individual, developmental, cultural and educational needs.
Three formal assessments a year on your child's progress will be sent home and parent/teacher conferences will be scheduled twice a year. We welcome parents' involvement and suggestions to improve our program and to achieve our goal of excellence in early childhood education.
A Child's Day
In the Preschool room, a daily schedule consists of morning meeting, work time (arts, crafts, or other activities in interest areas), snack, circle time, outdoor play, lunch, story time, rest time, quiet play, music and movement, afternoon snack and additional outdoor play. All learning activities are provided on an individual basis. Children are encouraged to explore interests interacting with materials, adults and each other.