3-5 years old
Our preschool program consist of three groups: Young Preschool (younger 3s); Preschool 3 (older 3s); and PreKindergarten (4 and 5). We provide a balance of nurturing care as well as opportunities for growth in every area of development. Because each child develops at his/her own pace in each developmental area, we use assessment and planning to best meet your child's needs.
Three and four-year-olds have very strong opinions, yet are beginning to develop a sense of the needs of others. They also have enormous imaginations, and are beginning to make more sense of the world around them.
Preschoolers are learning to both work independently and to be part of a larger group. Our daily schedule balances these needs by providing large group, small group, and independent learning opportunities. Teachers also work with children on a one-on-one basis to support each child’s individual development. We provide the structure, routines, and interactions that help guide their learning, build on emerging skills, and ultimately prepare them for kindergarten and beyond.
Curriculum and Assessment
Our preschool curriculum is designed to support each child’s emerging interests and abilities. Our learning centers provide the children with the opportunity to explore materials independently in ways that are meaningful to them. Structured small and large group activities support that exploration by introducing and expanding on related concepts. Please see our Curriculum section for more detailed information.
Children in our preschool program are assessed twice per year, in November and April These assessments give us important information regarding each child’s strengths and potential areas of focus for lesson planning. They also allow us to catch possible developmental delays early, when intervention is most helpful. Parent-Teacher conferences give us the opportunity to update parents on their child’s progress, and give parents the chance to ask questions or share concerns regarding their child’s development.