- Phonetic awareness is promoted through books, songs and activities.
- Literature is introduced in displays, reading and conversations.
- Vocabulary builds as words are introduced through stories and reinforced through play.
- Letter names, shapes and sounds are emphasized in many activities.
- Teachers model correct grammar and sentence structure.
- Print concepts – such as letter and word recognition, and learning to track left to right and top to bottom – are illustrated and practiced.
- Exercise happens daily, both inside and outside.
- Climbing, dancing, running, and kicking, rolling and throwing balls help develop coordination and strength.
- A variety of toys, games and writing materials help develop finer muscles and motor skills.
- Healthy eating habits are established through shared lunches and snack times.
We encourage your preschooler to:
- explore and discover within our secure, supportive environment
- identify their own feelings
- empathize with other’s feelings
- recognize the rights of others
- create healthy, friendly peer relationships
- develop means of self-expression and self-direction
- follow simple routines and rules, helping internalize a sense of structure.
We help your preschooler develop critical learning skills through:
- providing materials for stacking, sorting, matching, counting and one-to-one correspondence
- offering opportunities to practice increasingly complex problem-solving
- demonstrating the concept of cause-and-effect via scientific observations in nature
- open-ended art projects and dramatic play, to spur creativity and imagination
- open-ended questions, to spur critical thinking