Preschool Wing Classrooms

Include Preschool, K Four, and Pre K rooms
Offering high quality care to children ages – 30 months to 5 years & afterschool aged children

The Bridge classroom:

Has a 1 teacher to 5 children ratio, until they all turn 3 years at that time the ratio may increase to 7. This room offers children a little extra time and support in preparation for transitioning into the Preschool. This room also allows for the teacher and children to continue building relationships while they become familiar with more structure and small group play shared with the preschool class. Children follow a consistent daily routine and curriculum that promotes all stages of growth within a classroom environment. Materials are rotated appropriately to support all areas of learning. A primary goal is for teachers to model and share POSITIVE social-emotional interactions and language with their peers and children. Language skills are built through opportunities for open ended play within the classroom, the studio, nature exploration, and outdoor play. While children play and explore their environment they are observed by teachers carefully to create lessons and opportunities that honor each child’s interest in a nurturing and positive environment.

 

Preschool:

These classrooms offer an appropriately challenging curriculum for multiple ages, while placing a child in a classroom environment that best suits their developmental needs. In these classrooms, children ages 3 years to 4 years transition into more social and emotional readiness with a structured environment. Our curriculum base is focused on using a variety of standards, which include: a balance of Emergent & Creative Curriculum. Our structured program is specifically designed to promote positive small group learning and independent exploration with a variety of learning materials. POSITVE language theory is a main focus throughout our school program teaching children to communicate in a positive way. Teachers also model this theory each day with peers and children in our classrooms to promote positive learning. Children will build fundamental skills to promote all areas of development through planned weekly lessons and themes. These learning areas are to include; Social and Emotional development, Cognitive, Fine and Gross Motor Development, Science, Math, Art, Music, Literacy skills, Foreign Languages, and Technology. This does not include all other enrichments offered throughout the school year. Children are assessed throughout the year as teacher’s record observations and create a portfolio of your child. This best guides teachers while assessing a child’s development, needs, and interest in order to create a curriculum based on these findings. Please see the Welcome letter for classroom philosophies, the needs list, academic calendar, and enrichment schedule attached in your packet, as well as the daily schedule for each program. While children play and explore their environment they are observed by teachers carefully to create lessons and opportunities that honor each child’s interest in a nurturing and positive environment.

 

Pre-K Classroom:

This program is a step in preparing a child for Kindergarten structure, routines, and independent skills. The learning areas are to include:

Social-Emotional development; Challenging Cognitive, Fine and Gross Motor Development; Science, Math, Art, Music, and Literacy skills; Foreign Languages; Technology; Children are assessed throughout the year as teachers record observations and create a portfolio of your child. This best guides teachers while assessing a child’s development, needs, and interest in order to create a curriculum based on these findings. Please see the Welcome letter for classroom philosophies, the needs list, academic calendar, and enrichment schedule attached in your packet, as well as the daily schedule for each program listed in this handbook. Our goal is to honor children in a way that represents their interest in learning, and are offered ​experiences and ​opportunities with material​s​ to explore and make connections. This program is a step in preparing a child for Kindergarten structure, routines, and independent skills. The learning areas are to include: Social-Emotional development; Cognitive, Fine and Gross Motor Development; ​Nature & ​Science, Math, Art, Music, and Literacy skills; Foreign Languages​ and ​Technology;

Vacation and Summer Camp Program:

Offering high quality care to children ages – 6 years to 9 years. Please register your child by the 1st of April/Feb for school age vaca camp! This program offers exploring lessons on a Science, Nature, Art, Positive Team Building Skills and Extra Enrichment Activities