Your child will have a choice of activities in which to participate each day. Creative art, science and discovery, early math, family living, fine motor, building blocks and sensory activities are examples of the activity centers available for your child. Because we believe that play is a child’s greatest learning experience, our approach allows children to choose from a wide range of activities set up within the classroom setting. We promote a progressive approach that encourages children’s learning through hands-on experiences and opportunities for multi-sensory exploration and discovery.
All aspects of our curriculum at Preschool of the Arts are guided by the Reggio Emilia teaching philosophy. Our unique programming includes the following:
School Readiness and Literacy Skills: We are confident that all graduates from Preschool of the Arts will be given ample opportunities to grow and gain the necessary cognitive, language and literacy skills needed for future success. Encouraging literacy and a love for reading and learning is priority. Teachers strive to spend 30 minutes daily reading to children. Once a week, children will receive 10-15 minutes of one-on-one time focusing on each child’s learning priorities.
Character Development: Character development is an essential component of our program and is part of both the written and unwritten curriculum. Teachers will extend themselves to help children understand and manage their feelings, teach friendship skills, promote cooperation and strive to create a caring classroom that values and supports every child. When parents work hand-in-hand with the staff to help their child build character development, we are assured that children will be well rounded and well equipped for kindergarten.