The Young Preschool program continues to capitalize on the children’s natural curiosity of and desire to learn. The curriculum provides for discovery centers: including dramatic play, library, creative arts, math & manipulatives (toys & games), sensory & science.
Children move among these centers, and other teacher directed activities that are available, throughout the day. Children are encouraged to make choices about how to use the materials and equipment and how long they want to spend exploring new and exciting challenges while learning at their own pace. There are several short group times daily where they sing, do finger plays, count and are read to. Reading stories is an important part of the day. This age loves to hear their favorite stories read to them again and again and even “read” along by reciting the story with the teachers. Lunchtime is a learning experience for the children as they dine family style, two outside times per day are planned, weather permitting. If we have inclement weather the children have alternate indoor activities for their large motor activities.
Parents are provided with daily teacher-family communication, including daily updates to keep you informed.
Child Progress Reports
Children are assessed 3 times a year, and progress reports are given 2 times a year for parents review, parent meet and greet are held 2 times a year, for parents to come to their child’s class room and see what’s happening in the classroom and to ask the teacher any questions or concerns.