We believe in teaching the “whole child.” Children are naturally very curious about their world and capable of learning a great deal about its development. Children learn through their eyes, ears, mouth, nose, hands, feet and skin. They are also extremely intuitive. Children learn by doing and by exploring. Trial and error is essential to growth. A positive preschool experience helps a child view learning as creative exploration and see preschool as a place where he or she feels comfortable, safe and happy!
Our curriculum is child-centered with just the right balance of self-discovery and teacher-directed instruction. Our instruction is relevant; we keep an eye on age-appropriate development and present curriculum necessary for the success of those children getting ready to enter kindergarten.
Our shelves are filled with wonderful literature books which cover many genres, including non-fiction, fiction, poetry, big books, first-readers, multi-cultural literature, etc. not to forget we provide cloth and “feelie” books for toddlers.
Our shelves hold bins filled with blocks, cars and trucks, Legos®, math manipulatives, scientific exploration activities, dress-up clothes, dolls, carriages, kitchen play equipment, music CDs and musical instruments, all within the child’s reach, enabling child-discovery. Our play area contains many sensory motor activities and mediums. Our play kitchen and dolls encourage all children to role play and provide care.
Our playground is filled with fun equipment such as hula hoops, balls, scooters, tricycles, jump ropes, hop scotch, slides, sand toys, water tables, pouring equipment, etc., to encourage students to move their bodies, gain balance and develop coordination.
We teach important valuing skills along with academics, beginning with respect for self, others and property. Acceptance, forgiveness, awareness, compassion, empathy, good sports-personship, and the appreciation of diversity are explored as a part of daily interaction thus building a natural sense of community.
Phonological awareness skills are proven to help a child excel in learning, we present Phonics Multisensory Language Arts Program to each child in an age-appropriate fashion designed specifically for age and stage.
The Multisensory Language Arts Program, is a method developed to make children strong readers and spellers using a “phono” (hearing), “oral” (speaking), “visual” (seeing), “kinesthetic” (moving), and tactile (touching)—whole brain approach. Students actually learn the sounds of the alphabet as well as advanced phonemic concepts through an easily understood, concrete method of presentation.