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, creative dramatics,

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

while encouraging the adaption of the curriculum to the needs of your child.  We believe

that every unit will capitalize on your child’s interest as they learn about themselves

and their environment.

Circle Time


Each day begins with “Circle Time,” where your child will learn 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 of “The Letters 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.

Jolly Phonics

Jolly Phonics is a fun and child centered approach to teaching literacy through

synthetic phonics.  With actions for each of the 42 letter sounds, the multi-sensory

method is very motivating for the children.  Jolly Phonics teaches letters and

sounds in an order that allows children to group letters to make words as early as

possible, once a set is taught.  


Full "STEAM" Ahead

STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, art and math.  The skills children

learn when engaging with STEAM concepts in preschool are transferable and useful

across many aspects of their lives.  For example, process skills, which include making

observations, hypothesizing and critical thinking.  The children explore STEAM subjects

in an integrated way through books, discussions, experiments, art projects,

educational games and the use of our STEAM room.



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.