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Diverse Learning Environments

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Preschool (2-3)

Two years old are at an "in-between" age in early childhood education.

 

This is an exciting developmental stage where a child is trying out new ideas, exploring his or her surroundings, and finding possible solutions to problems while staying close to a parent or teacher, as a child needs base of support and trust.

 

Our preschool program provides many opportunities that teaches a child how to manage conflicting feelings of separation, and the pleasure and exhilaration of growing independent.

 

Learning through play and having an adult acknowledge the child's success are the basis for a child to flourish socially and emotionally.

 

The classroom environment and daily activities are specifically designed to help a child's growth from the stage of exploration to mastering various skills.

Students are given multiple activities to exercise their assertiveness and independence, at the same time our teachers impact kindness, sharing, and fairness into the daily curriculum.

Learning Centers in a 2 — 3 year old classroom

Reading Nook

Blocks

Music and Movement

Dramatic Play

Arts and Sensory Experiences

Circle Time (Morning and Afternoon Discussion area)

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Toddler (3-4)

Toddlers are full of wonder and spend a lot of time watching, observing, and imagining.

Their imagination is always working. They are particularly interested in perfecting their fine motor skills that they once found challenging when they were two years old.

At this age a child will learn to hold his or her crayon better, thus our classrooms are equipped with fat pencils and crayons to help with writing and drawing.

One of the favorite words during this period is asking "why?'

 

They want to know what causes the events around them. They will also learn to listen to the explanation of others with interest.

Our classrooms are designed with learning centers, which give children the opportunity to work and play by themselves or in groups. The classroom itself is a prepared environment designed to provide children with only positive experiences.

The teacher becomes a facilitator in helping the children utilize the space to learn independently. Our teachers skillfully plan engaging learning activities that build upon what a child can do, encouraging exploration along the way.

Traditional subjects such as math, language skills and social studies are integrated in the learning centers.

 

Our teachers are especially attuned to the emotional quality of classroom interactions and help children identify emotions (their own and others) and learn problem solving strategies.

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Pre-K (4-5)

The curriculum for the prekindergarten class has been structured to foster the development of lifetime cognitive skills.

We encourage our children to become accomplished readers and writers, skilled in mathematics and practiced in the art of observation, creative thinking, and problem solving.

The learning process is as important as the educational content. We provide opportunities for children to question and express their curiosity, which results in developing confidence, independence, and high self-esteem.

The classrooms provide nurturing, child-centered settings for children to master their language, math, science, and social skills.

Language Arts

Students build and strengthen their word knowledge, language development, verbal expression, and reasoning. These are essential for pre-reading skills.

Math and Science

Students are exposed to counting, numerical recognition and reasoning, whole-part relationships, and identifying and creating patterns.

Social Studies

This curriculum is designed to open children to the world around them. The children experience multicultural awareness and appreciation through food, music, language, and arts. At the heart of the curriculum is to promote acceptance of diversity.