In the pre-kindergarten and kindergarten, the magic and wonder of childhood are protected through an approach that nurtures the young child’s healthy physical, emotional, and mental development. The kindergarten-age child learns through imitation and activity, lives in a world of imagination, and expresses him or herself largely through creative play and practical work projects.
In an atmosphere of warmth and calm we set the stage for a rhythmical cycle of activities, including:
Storytelling – to stimulate visualization, vocabulary, and memory
Free play and drama – to ignite imagination and social relationships
Games – to develop an awareness of numbers and the written word
Artistic activities – to explore color and motivate expression
Outdoor play and walks – to foster an appreciation of nature
Baking – exploring early science, math and developing practical skills
Sewing – development of small motor skills and creativity
Science – hands on exploration of nature
Music – fostering rhythm, movement, and the joy of singing
Zumba – to support motor and brain development through music and rhythm
Here, children develop the curiosity, verbal capacities, social skills, and motor skills that are essential for later learning. The program is designed for 4-6 year olds, with the option of three, four, or five days a week. The class runs from 9:00a.m. to 1:00p.m. and includes a healthy snack.
This class can be a two-year journey to ready the child for first grade and formal learning by providing a strong foundation where the teacher weaves the daily rhythm into the cycles of the year.
9:00 Arrival and morning greeting
9:15 Movement circle
9:30 Artistic activity
10:00 Creative free play
10:25 Dusty Gnome clean-up
11:00 Outside play
11:45 Learning through games
12:15 Story time
Monday, Beeswax modeling