Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten
Our youngest students learn best in a safe and nurturing environment where curiosity and exploration are cultivated. Guided discovery and unstructured play both inside and outside of the classroom provides children with the freedom to creatively choose much about their learning paths. Partnerships with families are essential, as we know that children flourish in a supportive environment in which the child, the family, and teachers work together.
Our early childhood learning environment exposes children to a rich, meaningful curriculum of skills, attitudes and knowledge through developmentally appropriate activities. The meaningful opportunities and environment come together to encourage the children to be explorers, investigators and problem solvers in:
- Language and Literacy,
- Inquiry and Cognitive Development,
- Social-Emotional Development, and
- Health and Wellbeing.
In Pre-K, the curriculum is based on the Reggio Emilia educational philosophy, which believes that children are endowed with “a hundred languages” through which they can express their ideas. The aim of this approach is teaching how to use these symbolic languages (e.g. painting, sculpting, drama) in everyday life. The program is based on exploration and discovery in a supportive and enriching self-guided curriculum.