Children ages 2-3 Years Old
We focused on children developing a greater sense of personal control.
At this point in development, children are just starting to gain a little independence. They are starting to perform basic actions on their own and making simple decisions about what they prefer. By allowing kids to make choices and gain control, parents and caregivers can help children develop a sense of autonomy.
We believed that toilet training was a vital part of this process. Because that learning to control one’s bodily functions leads to a feeling of control and a sense of independence.
Other important events include gaining more control over food choices, toy preferences, and clothing selection.
As two-year-old learn best by doing, Preschool children have innumerable opportunities to explore, try new things, and grow. Children are encouraged to interact and role-play in both a dramatic play area and outside; construct structures with blocks; build with a variety of manipulative materials; use mixed media such as paints, clay, and sculpture materials; investigate science through exploration; and begin to appreciate literature through listening to stories.
These, as well as many other play-based activities, promote positive social, emotional, and academic growth. Our balanced approach in the classroom engages young minds with a blend of music, art and movement, as well as the early education fundamentals they will need as they continue on to Junior Pre-Kindergarten.
From learning how to master materials, to learning how to share and be part of a group, our Preschool children establish and enhance a well-rounded foundation for future learning and development.
Children Ages 3-4 Years Old
We are still focused on children developing a greater sense of personal control.
In Junior Pre-K, we foster that confidence by providing activities to help children become problem-solvers and lifelong learners.
A typical day in Junior Pre-K is designed to transition children through guided activities that support their development and challenge their growth. By following a theme approach, teachers can build on developmental changes by exploring more abstract curriculum units, such as “Space,” “Flourishing Farms,” or “Nocturnal Animals”.
Our Junior Pre-K program introduces the building blocks on which our Pre-Kindergarten program is constructed and prepares your child for a gradually increasing academic focus. We encourage individual growth in each curriculum area from reading to math, and social studies to science.