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Preschool is the beginning. It’s a rare opportunity to start off just right. Children must be 2 years old by September 1, 2021 to enter our 2021-22 Preschool Program.
Fostering a sense of wonder and an excitement for learning, Preschool is a hands-on, nurturing, and developmentally appropriate program for young children. We strive not simply to shape young minds, but to inspire them. We aim to spark fascination that lasts into Kindergarten and long beyond.
As two-year-olds learn best by doing, Preschool children have innumerable opportunities to explore, try new things, and grow. Children are encouraged to interact and role-play in both a dramatic play area and outside; construct structures with blocks; build with a variety of manipulative materials; use mixed media such as paints, clay, and sculpture materials; investigate science through exploration; and begin to appreciate literature through listening to stories. These, as well as many other play-based activities, promote positive social, emotional, and academic growth. Our balanced approach in the classroom engages young minds with a blend of music, art and movement, as well as the early education fundamentals they will need as they continue on to Junior Pre-Kindergarten.
From learning how to master materials, to learning how to share and be part of a group, our Preschool children establish and enhance a well-rounded foundation for future learning and development.