Early Childhood Curriculum

Our early childhood program provides our students with developmentally appropriate experiences designed to cultivate social, emotional, physical and cognitive skills in a play-based educational environment.

SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Students develop healthy relationships and positive social skills through daily school activities as they learn to cooperate with and show consideration for one another.

LANGUAGE ARTS

Emerging literacy skills and oral language development are provided for our early childhood students through carefully planned and real life interactive experiences in a print-rich environment.

MATHEMATICS

Children enjoy multiple opportunities throughout the school day to develop basic mathematical skills and number concepts by exploring and manipulating a variety of concrete materials in small and large group settings.

SOCIAL STUDIES/SCIENCE (units of inquiry)

Students inquire into the world around them by exploring, observing, discovering and reflecting on everyday experiences both in and out of the classroom.

PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT

Children participate in daily physical play and practical life activities which are designed to cultivate body strength, hand-eye coordination, cooperation, and water safety skills. Running, jumping, balancing and climbing help students develop their gross motor skills. Children also are able to build their fine motor skills by pouring, threading, cutting, drawing and painting.

COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT

Child-initiated and teacher-supported play is an essential component of our early childhood program. We encourage children to use critical thinking and problem solving skills to link new learning to prior experiences. We model and provide positive approaches to learning.