"Covenant Nursery School utilizes a developmentally appropriate, play-based approach to guide the path to childrenï¿½s learning. We believe that play is childrenï¿½s ï¿½workï¿½ and the primary mode in which young children construct their understanding of the world. Teachers work to set up an environment that stimulates children to explore, experiment, and interact with their surroundings. Our primary goals are for children to develop a positive sense of self, self-confidence in their abilities, and pro-social ways of interacting with their peers. Belief in Multiple Intelligence Theory
Our curriculum is based on a fundamental belief in the Theory of Multiple Intelligences, which proposes that their are eight different intelligence areas which every individual possesses to varying degrees. Covenant Nursery School believes that all children have different areas of strength and learn in many different ways ï¿½ we strive to ensure that each child can learn in the way that they learn the best. Thus, teachers plan their days to incorporate activities that promote learning in all the different intelligence areas. This very holistic approach to education ensures that every child has the opportunity to develop to their
We respect parents and other caregivers as the most important teachers of their children and invite families to be very involved in the education of their children. Parents volunteer to share their talents and interests, lead an activity or just read a book. We regularly host school activities such as picnics, potlucks, a winter carnival, and a spring concert so families can also be part of the fun!
Multi-Age Classroom Groupingse use the Multi-Age Model to group children who are 3-5 years old together. The older children benefit by serving as leaders and role models to their younger peers, while the younger children learn from and model after their older classmates. This approach results in a very cooperative and family like sense of community which easily accommodates the broad developmental differences in children.
Covenant welcomes children of all racial, cultural, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. We are dedicated to creating a warm environment where children learn to respect and value the differences in each other and where all children are free to be themselves. Families are encouraged to share family customs and traditions.
Excerpted from the preschool's website