The Preschool program is built upon child-centered and culturally sensitive principles. It uses a structured play approach to foster holistic development and to build foundations for language and learning skills. The Preschool has an open door policy and welcomes family participation. As well to the classroom program, a number of parent-child events and home visits are offered. Regular parent-teacher potluck meetings provide opportunities to share a meal in a social setting and to take part in topics of interest.
Our curriculum is based on the belief that children learn best when they are actively engaged in planning, following through, and reflecting on their activities in a stimulating and supportive environment. Important aspects of the curriculum are daily routine, stories, music, conversations, problem-solving, and opportunities to make choices. Learning materials such as sand, water, paint, and clay are critical elements in an effective early childhood learning environment as they promote scientific awareness and respect for nature. Parents are encouraged to share their hobbies and skills with the children in the classroom.
Other program components include:
- Exposure to multicultural activities such as music, language, dance, and food;
- A daily well-balanced nutritious snack;
- A health program;
- A transportation program;
- Transition to Kindergarten.
Enrollment is 96 children.