Come learn with us in our Young Preschool classroom, where imagination and exploration lend themselves to a world of learning. In these classrooms our teachers purposefully construct learning activities to promote early academics and independence. Our program provides your Young Preschooler with experiences designed to support developing relationships with peers while promoting independence, confidence and the desire to discover.
One of our goals is to lay the foundation for Young Preschoolers to learn how to understand their own feelings through positive social interactions with their teachers and peers. Our teachers do this by acknowledging their children’s feelings. They respond promptly and consistently to children’s needs, model cooperative behaviors, talk to children at their eye level and create areas in the classroom where Young Preschoolers can work together. Our Young Preschoolers are constantly developing physical skills as they explore their environment and expand their horizons.
Our program provides activities and games designed to help support muscle development, coordination and manipulative skills, which allows Young Preschoolers to master basic skills such as walking, running, hopping, jumping, kicking and balancing. We build language development with your Young Preschooler by talking to them, using both verbal and non-verbal gestures and building receptive and expressive language by telling stories, reading books and singing songs. Through thoughtfully designed activities, your child will listen to and understand increasingly complex language, use language to express thoughts and needs and use appropriate conversational and other communication skills. We also use Frog Street Curriculum for the academic portion of this program.
In our Younger Preschoolers classes you can expect:
- An active reading program that allows children to be involved in the story and talk about their experiences and pictures.
- A schedule that provides time and space for activity play such as jumping, running, balancing, climbing, dancing and exercising.
- Musical activities such as singing, listening to music, dancing and playing instruments.
- Age appropriate activities planned daily to enhance and promote each child’s pattern of growth and development.
- A classroom filled with blocks, puzzles, manipulative toys, books, musical instruments, dramatic play items and art materials.
- Activities for labeling, classifying and sorting objects by shape, color and size.
- Warm, loving and responsive caregivers.
- Caregivers who will listen and respond to children with attention and respect.
- Caregivers who encourage children to use language, safe exploration and play.
- Children to learn Spanish vocabulary for familiar objects.
- Children to learn basic self-care skills