Preschool & Kindergarten
Safe, sanitary and aesthetically pleasing, our preschool’s indoor and outdoor learning environments encourage distinctive types of play and promote development in all areas.
Indoor learning areas are flexible, accommodating practical considerations and children’s changing interests. Each interest area is saturated with materials and manipulatives that promote fun, hands-on learning all day long. Outdoors, the children have the opportunity to run and play on large, grassy fields, climb and interact on developmentally appropriate playground equipment, as well as swim during the appropriate seasons.
In every Pre-K3 classroom, there is a lead teacher and an assistant. In Pre-K4 and Kindergarten, the lead teachers share assistants. Our small and intimate class sizes allow for plenty of hands-on, individualized attention and interaction.
Our lead teachers are degreed and certified, and many of them have, or are working on, a master’s degree. Teachers work hard to ensure that their classrooms serve as a learning community.
We believe a consistent daily routine supports active learning and builds on children’s interests. Through active learning, children construct knowledge through immediate hands-on experiences that are supported by adults.
The daily routine is broken up into:
- Both small and large group meetings
- “Choice time” when the children interact in play-based centers
- Snack and lunch times
- Read-aloud times
- Outdoor play
- Rest time