Our Curriculum

Thematic Approach


Our curriculum is organized around themes, allowing us to present curriculum in

an integrated format.  The thematic approach includes activities in art, dramatic

play, language arts, math, music, science, and language.  Unit topics allow for

ingenuity and creativity, while encouraging the adaptation of the curriculum to the

needs of your child.  We believe that every unit will capitalize on your child's

interests as they learn about themselves and their environment.

Circle Time

 

Each day begins with "Circle Time," where your child will learn the necessary skills

such as communication proficiency, emotional literacy, and conflict resolution. 

Circle time is an effective way of facilitating dialogue between the children and their teachers.  Our group discussions will include thematic Concepts, Language development, and an introduction to "The letter of the week."

Center Time


Center time makes up a majority of the preschool day.  Children will work in small groups to promote social interaction with peers and teachers, self-regulation of behavior, language development, and time management. Our center time includes:

  • Language Arts - Small groups or individual instruction on letter and sound identification, reading, writing, phonics, or sight words.
  • Math - small group instruction on a variety of units (sorting, grouping, counting, number recognition, time, money, addition).
  • Arts & Crafts- small groups that work independently or with a teacher's aide (depending on the age and class) in order to create projects in a controlled environment. Activities include: cutting, painting, coloring, drawing etc.
  • Free Choice - The children have a variety of options for free choice time including computers, building blocks, manipulatives, dramatic play, and reading center.


Little Explorers


Our hands-on exploration of life and physical science will encourage children to explore the world around them by taking a "closer look."  Science lessons will use open-ended questions, books and activities to further early language skills and cognitive development.

Character Education


Character Education is an extension of our curriculum that promotes core
values while building a strong foundation that enhances your child's ability to
make good choices.  Children will learn about emotions, feeling and positive
character traits such as integrity, honesty, and manners.

 

Music

 

Music is a natural and important part of your child's growth and development.
Successful experiences in music help all children bong emotionally and
intellectually with others through their creative expression in song, rhythmic
movement, listening and response to visual and verbal representations of
sound.  Our musical experiences are integrated throughout your child's daily
routine and play.