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Early Childhood

Our Early Childhood educators foster a holistic learning experience by shaping curriculum and activities around social-emotional skills, significant milestones, academic concepts, and peer interaction. Caring teachers guide and play with our youngest children to show them there are no limits to learning! They encourage exploration and participation in enrichment studies such as Spanish, Art, Music, and Physical Education like their older buddies!

Preschool & Pre-Kindergarten

3 & 4-year-old Programs

Our Preschool & Pre-Kindergarten teachers cultivate a gentle, respectful environment where children can learn through experience, creative play, and shared group activities that develop literacy and numeracy. They learn a variety of daily topics such as Music, Spanish, Art, and Physical Education to nurture their growth and development.

Literacy + Numeracy

The Early Childhood Literacy Program immerses students in rich literature and writing to cultivate, shape, mold, and inspire their love of learning. Through their participation in acting, listening, playing, writing, practicing, and reviewing, they begin to grasp reading, writing, and speaking skills. When students are ready, they connect formation, recitation, identification, and sounds of letters - the building blocks to an independent knowledge of words.

The Early Childhood Math Program focuses on building a strong foundation in number sense, shape recognition, and characteristics. In addition, students complete and create patterns and learn one-to-one correspondence up to twenty, comparison of length, weight, and capacity, recognition of coins and their values, and addition and subtraction facts up to 10. They also learn to manipulate numbers and their values to create and solve math problems throughout the year.

Social Studies + Science

The Early Childhood Social Studies Program emphasizes the importance of community and connection. Using the HEART skills to set expectations and address individual responsibility, students learn about honor, empathy, accountability, respect, and teamwork. Students practice taking on perspectives and roles of others through reflection questions, dramatic play, directed role-playing, and brainstorming.

The Early Childhood Science Program focuses on the inquiry and exploration of nature and living things. Students gain a broad spectrum of scientific learning beginning with themselves and then studying plants and animals, basic geography, and ecology.
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