Active learning is the central element of our curriculum. Children learn through direct, hands-on experiences with people, objects, events, and ideas.
The High/Scope curriculum is built around teacher- and child-initiated learning activities in five main areas: approaches to learning; language, literacy and communication; social and emotional development; physical development, health, and well-being; and arts and sciences. Within these areas are 58 observable early childhood milestones that guide teachers as they plan learning experiences and interact with the children.
Our teachers have a firm understanding of childhood development, and have been trained to help your children focus on the important areas of learning through guidance and suppport. Children are assessed Each Fall and Spring (Preschoolers are assessed three times each year).
Our teachers give children a sense of control over the events of the day by planning a consisitent daily routine thay enables them to anticipate wht happens next. The central elements of th preschooler's daily routine include the following actvities:
Nap Time (1:00 pm - 2:45*)
Snack Time (Morning & Afternoon)
* Children have individual mats for nap time.
Our staff lovingly prepares age appropriate, nutritous snacks for each class. Mid-Morning and afternoon, everyday. The children are led in a short prayer prior to each snack time and at luch. We insist on good manners at the table, and teach children how to clean-up after themselves.
Parental involvement is critical to our success, so we encourage you to stop by your children's classroom, and join us on field trips whenever possible. We can use extra chaperones and/or helpo driving to and from field trip locations.
Field Trips & Annual Events
Occasionally we host a variety of celebrations, presentations and parties for the entire family including a field trip to the Scarecrow Factory and a Fundraiser Auction. Every year we have a Thanksgiving Dinner, Christmas Program, and Preschool Graduation as well as visiting the Pumpkin Patch. We look foward to your precense at these events.