Ages: two years and nine months through kindergarten age
Ratio: 5 teachers: 22 children
Daily Schedule: The daily schedule is consistent, yet flexible to meet the needs of the children.
Arrival-Open Choice-Breakfast/Morning Circle/Focused Learning Groups/Outdoor-Gross Motor/Story/Lunch/Nap/Open Choice, Snack, Outdoor/Gross Motor/Story/Departure
Team Teaching with specified primary teachers per child/family: Each child's primary teacher supports the partnerships between the teaching team and the family through regular communication, sharing of children's development and learning through Teaching Strategies Gold (online developmental portfolio) and family conferences at least three times per year.
Goals: To open a child’s mind to the beauty of science and the natural world; To foster intellectual curiosity, creative expression and encourage discovery; To create a community that promotes cross-cultural communication and respect and lays the foundation for empathetic understanding; To teach conflict resolution skills and provide opportunities for children to problem solve through a rich curriculum
The Preschool curriculum is uniquely born with each group of children based on their emerging passions. We create experiences that celebrate each child's distinct abilities while also promoting cooperative learning. We want all children to feel good and excited about receiving help from and offering help to other members of the group. Our curriculum is designed to stretch and challenge the children to reach new potentials. Preschoolers' physical, social, cognitive, and emotional growth and development are supported throughout all parts of the day. Whether working individually, or in a small or large group, children are encouraged to think creatively and thoughtfully. The process preschool children take to make discoveries is the most important aspect of our curriculum. Every situation in the classroom is a tool for authentic teaching. Children's early foundation in literacy, art, math, and science begins with a love for learning and meaningful experiences in these areas that promote understanding. Using anti-bias approaches, our teachers provide children with the opportunities to try new activities, develop their skills, and experience the excitement and desire for knowledge.