Our curriculum is a unique blended of Reggio Emilia, Montessori and play based learning. It designed to satisfy appropriate developmental needs. Study topics are built on the interests of the children as determined by discussions, as well as discussion with their parents.
Projects: Children participate in in-depth studies of concepts, ideas, and interests. Such projects are often explained to children as adventures, and can vary in duration.
Representational Development: Teachers present new ideas and concepts in multiple forms, such as print, art, drama, music, puppetry, etc. This variation is considered essential in making sure that all children (who have many different styles of learning) have the chance to understand what is being taught.
Collaboration: Groups both large and small are encouraged to work together to solve problems using dialogue, comparisons, negotiations, and other important interpersonal skills. Each child's voice should be heard within the group to promote the balance between a sense of belonging and a sense of self.
Goals for children
Develop socially, emotionally, physically, and cognitively
Develop language skills
Develop problem solving skills
Develop conflict resolution skills
Learn to be a member of the preschool community
Goals for parents:
Families will feel welcome in the classroom
Families will partner with preschool to help their children develop readiness skills