To develop and enhance each child's self esteem, physical, social and emotional growth. To encourage creativity and imagination through art and music. To provide a wide variety of 'hands on' learning experiences. To introduce children to quality children's literature. To provide a caring, nurturing program staffed with qualified teachers.
Students select center activities upon arrival. Classical music is played during center time. One center activity will be teacher guided, generally, an art activity. Students will also engage in small group, age appropriate math based activities. Students may also visit the dramatic arts, music, blocks, manipulatives, home living, and science centers. Students will next attend music and Spanish classes. Students return to the classroom for lunch. the teachers will lead the circle time activities. The reading of quality children's literature which is connected to the thematic unit is emphasized. Students engage in the development of pre-literacy skills through the use of children's poetry. The children will then enjoy an outdoor play period on a large, enclosed playground which contains climbing equipment, a student garden, picnic tables, slides, and a sandbox. Outdoor play is followed by snack time.Students will engage in gross motor activities which will lead to increased fine motor skills.