Pre-K and Preschool
Preschool is time to learn who you are and what you like. We believe it is our job to make this easier for young children by offering them opportunities to try out new things and practice the skills that they will eventually master.
Directions and Balance
Our program emphasizes that teachers plan a balance of types of activities and styles to practice. They will practice working alone, working in small groups and working in large groups. Children will learn to follow directions and learn to lead, in big and small ways. We want to provide opportunities but not demand or create a stressful situation for any child. Most children thrive in this environment because of the balance we work hard to provide. We do our best to avoid too much indoor or too much outdoor time, which can just turn a good time into chaos.
The Building Blocks of Education
All the skills your child will learn in Kindergarten will be started here. We do not profess to teach your child to read, (although some children may do this on their own very young) but we will give him/her the building blocks for understanding letters, numbers, weights, measurements, volume, space and so much more. Beyond these academic tasks, we will weave into their understanding a rich understanding of other cultures, animals, terrains, tradition, other homes and peoples. We will do our very best to bring the rest of the world
Learning while Playing
Preschoolers will learn to cut with scissors, write with pencils and yet we will not use workbooks, dittos or assign homework. Childhood is for learning through play and even though we know that they are learning all the time, we want your child to feel they have PLAYED all day long.
The Preschool and Pre-K class groups will organize activities for the specific group of children in the class at that specific time and will grow with them throughout the coming year. We will group children by their readiness, their fit by social/emotional and cognitive skills with their peers.
Learn more about Enlightened Discipline
Author Julie Jenkins insists that we say goodbye to the naughty mat and call “time out” on timeouts. Leave all those old-school techniques behind. This is the manual for teaching the foundations on self-discipline, common sense and self-respect to young children. Written for every teacher in the early childhood field and every parent with young children.