Our children have the opportunity to enjoy cozy and comfortable reading areas with a variety of age-appropriate printed materials. We read aloud to each child individually and in small and large groups. Our main goal is to select high- quality literature, that, when read aloud, engages individual, small groups, or large groups of children.
We model teacher writing in a verity of genres throughout the day, and encourage children's writing independently or with teacher support. We provide shared writing opportunities, and display interactive examples at children's eye level for follow-up activities.
The Early Childhood mathematics curriculum emphasizes the following elements in order to optimize instructional delivery:
* Spatial relations and measurement
With a top priority on developing children's sense of number as quantity, and also underscoring the importance of mathematical practice skills.
Young children first construct scientific knowledge by using their senses to interact with their environment and make sense of the world around them. The Early Childhood curriculum of Science focuses on Standards 5.1-5.5, which are the following:
Children develop inquiry skills.
Children observe and investigate matter, energy, living things, and the earth.
Children gain experience in using technology.
Young children's social/emotional growth and learning occurs as a result of their interactions with others and is interconnected with their development in their physical and cognitive domains. As children move though the preschool day, their teachers carefully observe and listen to them and adapt their responses to suit individual children's social emotional needs.
Health, safety, and physical education in the preschool classroom encourage children's sense of self and support their emerging independence. Therefore, our preschool environment is organized to support both indoor and outdoor activities that maximize each child's opportunities to develop gross and fine motor skills as well as health and safety awareness.