Preschool * Pre-Kindergarten * Kindergarten


2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR


Self Concept
Construct experiences and relationships which help build a wholesome emotional foundation for children's lives. Promote development in ways which affirm the sense of personal worth, strengthen faith in one's own abilities, and support the growth of initiative and self-discovery.

Social Growth
Create opportunity for extended personal relationships through which children may learn to live and work successfully with others. Enable children to identify with a social group, and to have experiences in learning to think and act cooperatively.

Perceptual Development
Expand the capacity of perceptual skills as a means of fully perceiving the world in all its aspects. Allow children to be physically involved in the learning process. Lead experiences that will enhance growth in all perceptual skill areas.

Language Arts
Encourage progress in effective use of language. Develop language as a means of communction, a tool for thought and learning, and a resource for self-expression. Develop understanding of the relationship between the spoken and the written. When sufficient physiological maturation and experimental background have been attained, provide expert reading instruction.

Incorporate into children's daily experiences many opportunities for the exploration and discovery, using number ideas as a basis for intuitive understanding and mathematical reasoning. Guide the pre-primary child, who  exists in a concrete world, to move from the concrete to the abstract. Help children begin to appreciate numbers as a means of communicating ideas.

Extend children's awareness and understanding of the natural environment through many opportunities for first-hand investigation. Inspire a sense of  wonder and curiosity about the physical world. Encourage the development of skills with which to search for explanations. Nurture growth of ability to organize and interpret facts in relation to the basic ideas of science.

Reading Readiness
In a fully integrated learning environment, support development of a positive attitude toward reading and create genuine desire for learn to read.  Enable children, as they are developmentally ready, to master skills needed to enter formal reading instruction. Build interest and enjoyment through children's active involvement in learning. Although teaching reading is not the primary purpose of our early childhood educational program, we offer a quality program which can do much to pave the way for early/easy reading to occur when each child is ready.

Present specific principals and skills systematically, one at a time. Use Modern Curriculum Press and Bridges To Reading Curriculum in a "total experience" environment. Reinforce phonetic skills through the use of the five senses, allowing children to become actively involved in learning phonics. Present an initial consonant, vowel, or digraph each week, through play and a variety of lively pre-reading skill activities.

Enrich personal development through opportunity for creative expression in many forms. Maintain an atmosphere of respect for individuality and imagination in which the creative potential of each child may be freely released. Enhance appreciation for music, art, and dramatics through direct involvement.

Physical Education
Direct experiences which contribute to the physical fitness and muscular coordination of children. Strengthen the concept of self through increased awareness and mastery of bodily abilities.

The Parent-Teacher Partnership
Work toward building a warm, friendly, and cooperative relationship between home and school. Help parents and teachers to be aware that their attitudes and understandings, in some instances, affect the attitudes of each child toward school. Plan together for maximum development of each child's potential. Acknowledge that education takes place both at home and at school, hence parents and educators have joint responsibility for the quality of this education.