Learning Through Play
Our "Tell Me a Story" curriculum is a language-based approach to learning using children's literature as the foundation for developing curriculum. Concepts and activities emerge from the information and ideas presented in a particular story and incorporate the interests and experience of the children in the group. Children learn about things that are meaningful to them: things they can touch, look at, talk about, or experiment with. Studying families and communities through geography, history, culture and traditions help children share their own experiences and foster self-esteem while developing acceptance and appreciation for the way people live. Exploring the natural world of plants and animals and experimenting with water and air help children develop an understanding of things that live in their world. Observing changes in the seasons and in their bodies help children learn about growth and change. A concept or theme may be investigated for three days, three weeks, or even three months. Children and teachers work together to document and record the learning that takes place and reflect that learning in such ways as curriculum webs, group projects and classroom displays.
Ages 2.9 years to 5 years
Exploring, experimenting and discovering... preschool children are active learners, full of questions and enthusiasm for learning about the world around them. Through their work and play, children develop skills that promote life-long learning. The preschool environment is a lively, hands-on learning community that gives children the opportunity to become self-directed learners, working independently or with a small group of friends. The classroom is designed to foster learning through exploration and discovery. It is a place where children can feel comfortable and are welcome to be a child, asking questions, forming ideas, solving problems, uncovering the secrets of their worlds.
Ages 4.9 years to 6 years
In the Kindergarten Readiness program, children develop skills and understanding that create a strong base for continued learning. They are introduced to Fundations, a phonics and writing program and through their work and play, children learn the core concepts they will need to succeed in elementary school and beyond.
Before School, After School and
We offer many scheduling options so you can schedule your child's school day in a way that best meets your families needs. Before school, after school and lunch bunch can be added to our preschool and Kindergarten Readiness programs as needed.