Each child is unique and grows and develops individually.
Our goal is to provide a developmentally appropriate preschool curriculum that supports each child’s social, emotional, cognitive and physical growth. We believe children are naturally curious and that by providing a balance of well planned teacher guided encounters along with child initiated activities, children grow and learn while having fun. Learning in a supported environment within small groups of peers allows students to gain confidence and become independent critical thinkers. It is important to remember that each child develops at his or her own pace. Therefore, we do not compare children with each other but rather document and chart each child’s individual progress.
Supporting the whole child and fostering a love of learning is key to our success.
Children are competent learners who naturally engage in interesting activities. We plan activities designed to nurture the whole child by listening to their interests and developing learning activities around those interests. Our staff is carefully trained to facilitate learning activities, to use various forms of documentation, to analyze children’s words and works and develop interesting and challenging activities that inspire children to successfully learn.
Academic learning is incorporated in a fun and engaging manner covering all curriculum areas including quality literature, language arts, math, science, creative art, music and movement, drama, humanities, social studies and art appreciation.
Our emergent curriculum emphasizes the development of essential cognitive foundations within the context of meaningful hands on activities. We recognize that the school environment is an essential element of a high quality program and consider the entire school as the classroom, encouraging teachers to plan activities throughout the building. We utilize the outdoor education spaces unique to each school campus to promote learning throughout the day.