"The Georgetown Hill School endorses a "whole child" approach to teaching and learning that reinforces and expands upon children's natural competencies. We call our program the P.L.A.N. curriculum, as developed by Ellen in Nurturing Readiness in Early Childhood Education: A Whole Child Model for children 2-5, Allyn & Bacon.
The primary components of the curriculum are play, learning, the arts and nurturing. The P.L.A.N. curriculum cultivates learning by integrating activities that promote each child's multiple intelligences. In a carefully planned yet creative environment, children are given opportunities to acquire knowledge as they build upon emerging interests and develop friendships. Cognitive, social and physical development are fostered through relationships, the creative arts, foundational content areas, basic skills mastery, values training and motor skills acquisition.
Georgetown Hill's innovative, child centered program:
Cultivates the mind, body and creative spirit within each child.
Trains in practical life skills, manners and social development.
Fosters an independent attitude that encourages children to make choices, solve problems, reflect, reason and test their environment.
Supports a process-before-product orientation that reinforces the development of ideas through experimentation and discovery.
Encourages a disposition for learning that enables students to take pride in their accomplishments.
Establishes a strong foundation in literacy and through the language arts and promoting aptitudes for thinking and problem solving through creative and constructive play.
Allows children to develop a sense of themselves and how they fit into an interdependent global community.
Excerpted from the preschool's website