We believe it is important for the whole child to develop: socially, emotionally, and academically. A well-adjusted, self-confident child is eager to learn about the world in which he or she lives. To encourage this, we explore monthly themes, engaging your child in many activities, including language arts, math, science, social studies, arts and crafts, music, dance, and dramatic play. We fill the classroom environment with options for activities and experiences that support learning. This daily practice of making choices creates a foundation of understanding for children as they learn how their actions affect them, those around them and their environment.
Although we are open from 7:30-5:30 our core preschool time is 9:00-4:00. During this time we have a morning schedule and an afternoon schedule, we have lunch and rest time in between these sections of the day. The morning portion of our program is designed to develop children's social, emotional and academic skills in preparation for kindergarten. We build on these skills throughout the year by introducing community awareness activities, problem solving, art, journal writing, letter and number recognition skills, and shelf work time. Our classroom is oriented toward child-led activities which allow children to learn directly from their environment. Afternoons at Interlaken assist children in developing their creative self through music, art, dramatic play, cooking, dance, and emergent curriculum concetps. Our enrichment program enables children to expand their skills through self-expression and exploration.