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.
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 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:
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 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.
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.
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