Preschool Program Philosophy
Our Preschool Program provides activities to help children become problem solvers and develop a lifelong love of learning. Through independent exploration, structured activities, and hands-on learning, preschool children develop a variety of skills and knowledge in areas like early literacy, mathematics, science, physical and social skills. They are in a stage in their life where they have gained more self- esteem and feel more confident and we nurture these positive emotions.
Young children/Infants learn through play. They grow and learn every day and because of this it is important for them to develop in a safe and nurturing “home away from home” environment where they can explore and make new discoveries.
In addition to caring, our infant program is designed to provide infants with the skills that serve as building blocks for a lifetime of learning. Because we know how delicate this first transition away from home is for both the parents and the child, we are committed to making it as easy as possible.
Preschool Program Highlights
- Weekly themed units that encourage the development of communication skills, children’s curiosity, develop problem solving and scientific thinking skills. Our preschool program includes activities like daily read-aloud of children’s literature to promote a love of reading. It also includes practice on writing letters and words, and how to identify and use these letters and words in order to expand their vocabulary. Teachers set the environment to encourage preschoolers to develop the ability of communication.
- Daily group activities to help children gain thinking skills, refine motor skills, problem solving skills and to explore creative ideas and talents. These activities include:
– daily calendars to teach sequence of events, counting, testing , predictions; lacing cards, stencils
– writing activities to develop fine motor skills
– daily opportunities for children to paint, move, sing, tell stories with puppets, build and play in dramatic scenes
– daily gross motor activities like running, jumping, and throwing
– daily classroom discussions that develop strong relationships and encourage cooperation among children.
- Observation-based assessments that track your child’s progress toward developmental milestones and school readiness.
- Regular teacher-family communication, including ways you can continue the learning in your own home.