Play is the vehicle young children use to learn. Using an emergent curriculum that builds upon the interests, developmental levels, and needs of the children, the teachers help their students become successful in the acquisition of knowledge and development of critical thinking skills.
MATHEMATICS – grouping, sorting, comparing, graphing, measuring, classifying, working with shapes and puzzles.
LANGUAGE ARTS/READING READINESS – daily story time, writing, talking, vocabulary building, cohesive story-telling, rhyming, sounds, listening, following directions, comprehension, conversation techniques, verbal skills
MUSIC – singing, dancing, musical instruments. A music specialists meets with the classes once a week.
SCIENCE – experiments, nature projects, cooking.
PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES – running, climbing, swinging, riding bikes, sliding, jumping, balancing.
FINE MOTOR ACTIVITIES – pencils, crayons, scissors, paint, play dough, clay and other mediums, manipulatives.
DRAMATIC PLAY – each classroom is equipped for dramatic play, role playing, and social interaction.
SELF-RESPONSIBILITY – toileting, hand washing, dressing, cooperative clean-up.