Programs - Preschool
Preschool & Kindergarten
All of these rich, purpose-filled activities foster healthy growth physically, intellectually, socially and emotionally to provide a firm foundation for future learning and development. They provide the very medium through which children develop gross and fine motor skills, cultivate flexible thought, learn & practice positive social skills, and build self-awareness and self-esteem.
Our programs nurture the wonder-filled, imaginative world of young children, the bedrock of early childhood, in a variety of ways:
- Early childhood teachers provide children with a variety of rich experiences both in the classroom and outside in nature. The ‘lessons’ in these experiences are not explained to the children, but the experience itself is allowed to live in the thoughts of the children to digest at their own pace.
- A focus on free play and imagination helps children create mental images which support creative thinking and mobility of intellectual concepts.
- The opportunities found in unstructured play with peers develop healthy social skills: negotiation, patience, leadership, collaboration and self-regulation. Our teachers constantly observe and support this organic process through gentle guidance and positive example.