3 Years to 5 Years Old
Becoming a preschooler is an exciting milestone in your child’s life. Preschoolers are growing more independent, and their interests are starting to evolve and become more focused. They are starting to form friendships, often based on similar interests. The teachers in our play-based classrooms recognize this and provide experiences for the children that allow them to develop their unique interests further. Some of the ways we explore our curiosities outside of the classroom are by playing on the playground, going on field trips in the community, and inviting in special guests. Book a tour to learn all about how our preschool program can support your child as they prepare for kindergarten and beyond.
In the Preschool classroom, we are learning through play. We provide many hands-on experiences which allow to create, observe, and explore the world around them. Lesson plans are designed based on themes. These plans include activities designed to explore all developmental areas, including language and literacy, science and math, fine/gross motor skills, art and music, and more. We continue to work with the children on skills to promote independence, such as getting ready to go play outside, clearing their own dishes, and taking care of their own bathroom needs. This in turn promotes self-esteem and prepares each child for the next phase of their development.
In our prekindergarten (PK) classroom, we provide plenty of time for children to explore, play, and experiment. Learning takes time and repetition and is different for every child. We extend children’s learning by routinely sharing in activities chosen by the children. In the PK room, we offer many opportunities for conversation, sharing ideas, asking questions, and helping each other. Classroom lesson plans contain enough information for the teacher to feel prepared, yet are flexible enough to make room for children’s questions and interests. To help the children develop toward each learning standard, we supply materials and activities that the children may not have used or mastered. Children at this age learn by doing, so we do our best to offer them a variety of firsthand experiences.
High Touch, High Tech
Starting in January 2018, we incorporated a NEW science program into our curriculum called High Touch High Tech! This is a preschool program where scientists come to our school once a month for a 30 minute fun, hands-on learning experience. This program is designed to nurture budding young minds and allows them to learn through active participation.