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Preschool/Kindergarten

Ages 2 Years – 6 Years
  • Inspiring discovery & development

    We prepare students for school success for life by modeling our preschool/kindergarten Approach to Learning Program after our elementary school program which consists of advanced core curriculum, enrichment and beyond.The classroom is adapted to the developmental needs of each child, providing a variety of choices that engage the child’s natural curiosity and intellect. The program emphasizes the process of discovery and exploration of the world through multi-sensory materials.

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  • “Any child who is self-sufficient, who can tie his shoes, dress or undress himself, reflects in his joy and sense of achievement the image of human dignity, which is derived from a sense of independence. We must support as much as possible the child’s desires for activity; not wait on him, but educate him to be independent.” ~ Maria Montessori
  • Core Curriculum

    • Practical Life: Daily living activities that develop a sense of accomplishment and self-esteem, while developing fine motor skills and concentration.
    • Sensorial: Materials encourage children to use their five senses to develop classification and discrimination skills. It enhances vocabulary while building a firm understanding of many fundamental concepts that directly lead to better math and language skills.
    • Science: Creates opportunities to explore and develop concrete foundations for understanding the world.
    • History & Geography: Develops an understanding of our world by recognizing and celebrating our past and present.
    • Math: A hands-on approach to number concepts, quantity and operations.
    • Language: A firm grounding in perceptual-motor, pre-reading, and pre-writing readiness skills. Children progress to the ultimate goal of establishing the skills for reading and writing success.
    • Technology: Innovative software to engage and enrich learning including FasTracKids, an accelerated e-learning program that enhances key skills
  • Enrichment & Beyond

    • Art: Develops creativity and a sense of beauty through expressive use of materials and activities.
    • Music and Drama: Encourages an appreciation for the arts through music lessons and performances.
    • Foreign Language: This age group is ideal for learning a second language.
    • Character and Ethics Development: Builds strong character and ethically responsible behavior.
    • Physical Education: Exercises motor skills and rounds out our healthy minds, healthy body approach.
  • Classroom

    The multi-age classroom recognizes that children progress at different rates in different areas. Providing a two to five year span of materials and activities allows each child to work at the pace and level best suited for their individual interests and abilities. It also lets children find peers with whom they share interests.

    Younger children have role models in the older children, and the older children gain confidence by being the classroom leaders. – a role that take great pride in! “Teaching” or caring for a younger child is an excellent way to consolidate one’s own learning.

    Materials bring abstract principles to life. There are objects to sort and sequence, beads to add or subtract, letters to touch and trace, and real dishes to wash. The children engage in meaningful activities not just pretend ones. They practice tying their own shoes and hanging their own coats. They practice good manners and benefit from meaningful social interactions.

  • Schedule

    The Preschool program is offered as either a half day or a full day program. A half-day session will be from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. or from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.  The full day program runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The children play outside (weather permitting) in the morning, after lunch, and again in the afternoon.

    Kindergarten aged children stay indoors in the morning for reading group rather than play outside. Younger children nap after lunch instead of going outside but are in the playground later in the afternoon.

    Full day children may bring a lunch from home or you may choose to purchase a hot meal from the independent catering company that provides this service to our students. Daycare hours are 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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