Early Preschool | 12 months-3 years

The Early Preschool curriculum is thoughtfully designed to meet the needs of our youngest student’s

 

growing academic, emotional and cognitive abilities. During this formative period, we engage our

 

students in a variety of learning experiences that help with the development of personality, trust,

 

independence, focus, and problem-solving. The classroom is beautifully designed to appeal to the

 

child’s natural curiosity. Teachers provide warmth, patience, and the encouragement necessary for

 

each child to reach their personal best.

The materials in our Early Preschool classroom help develop and refine sensory perceptions, motor

 

abilities, and language skills. Making and identifying patterns, learning to count, watching the weather,

 

and discovering what animals and plants need to grow are also part of the Early Preschooler’s learning

 

day.

 

Preschool | 3-4 years 

Learning becomes meaningful to Preschoolers when engaging experiences are based on their interests and prior knowledge. Our Preschool Curriculum combines Kindergarten readiness activities with the best early childhood standards from across the nation.

A Preschool classroom features several learning centers equipped with inviting and developmentally appropriate materials.

We also structure the day to offer plenty of outdoor activity time, providing an opportunity for your child to learn while exercising his/her body as well as her mind.

How do your youngest students develop science skills and knowledge of the world around them?

  • By expressing natural curiosity in their environment

  • A readiness to repeat actions that have a stimulating effect

  • The need to explore continuously in order to make sense of the world

Prekindergarten | 4-5 Years

Our Pre-Kindergarten Program is the final step in our three-year Program. This program is made up of two courses of study: Scholastic's Building Language for Literacy program and our theme-based Pre-K curriculum authored by the Education Department.

The combined curriculum focuses on writing, math, science and social development. We make sure that all children receive the attention they need to confidently tackle these learning opportunities - that ultimately will prepare them for Kindergarten - by adhering to state-mandated teacher-to-student ratios.

Spanish Immersion Program

The idea of the introduction to a second language, in this case Spanish may seem a little strange, especially if you as a parent do not posses the Spanish as a second language, but for children the second language comes so naturally and they enjoy the challenges of learning a special skill. A young child learns so much in his/her formative years that a second language is just accepted as another fun challenge amongst many others in their early childhood.

Spanish Introduction means that your child is surrounded by the Spanish language during his/her preschool day.

New-comers to class will immediately be hearing Spanish words. However, the teacher will utilize English as required to ensure children understand the rules and expectations, get to know their teacher and feel comfortable.

If the teacher believes that a child does not understand certain Spanish expressions from the context, it will be explained briefly in English, before resuming in Spanish. This will ensure that no child feel “lost or confused”. Teachers always make sure your child feels comfortable and secure at his/her preschool.

The preschool Bilingual Program is designed for children who do not yet understand nor speak Spanish, and will suit those children who already have knowledge of the Spanish language.

Summer Camp

Amazing Summer Camp for your child(ren) filled with friends, great experiences, and the chance to learn new & improve skills, outdoor and indoor activities, water games, cooking classes and more.

Many education research teams have highlighted the importance of summer learning in their observations. They say that learning during gaps in school is a contributing factor in determining the child’s academic success in the immediately academic period. It accounts for as much as two-thirds of the difference in the likelihood of a student being at, above, or below grade level for all age groups from age 2. The lack of learning that can occur during summer break can have both short-term and long-term consequences.

Studies have also found that it is recommended to keep a young child’s day as consistent as possible during breaks in regular classroom education. This approach also helps in preventing learning losses and can alleviate the nervousness arising in children due to stepping into a new classroom or school in the fall.

We are enrolling Ages 2 to 6 in All Day and half Day Summer Programs.

The program activities are designed to be fun, give your child a chance to my lifelong friends, and for them to remember this summer as the summer that had the biggest impact in their lives and the fun summer ever. 

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