For many children, our 2's, or "littles", class is a new experience in a classroom with more independence within their choices. In this classroom, we work on concepts like building loving, trusting relationships with adults outside of the home and sharing time, along with classroom space with peers. We believe that if children have a strong relationship with caregivers that is rooted in feeling loved and secure at all points during the day, it frees up space in their minds to focus on learning and exploring. We facilitate this by having small class sizes, consistent teachers, and a family feel with lots of one-on-one interactions. Potty training is usually completed here before moving on to our next class.
In our 3's classroom, children start to have more responsibilities to match their rapidly growing cognitive and social capabilities.
Our three year olds are learning self-help skills, taking turns, using words to communicate their needs with teachers and peers, and learning to manage their emotions effectively.
We focus on basic academic skills, such as shapes, colors, numbers, and recognizing their names. Children begin to engage their critical thinking skills while exploring in a small group with skilled and consistent teachers to continue to give the emotional support needed for the children to feel secure and confident.
Our four and five year olds work on kindergarten readiness skills such as counting, using scissors, writing their names, basic math skills, and letter and sound identification. Pre-K is all about seeing how far our curiosity can take us, from complex block structures to dramatic play with make-believe characters. Children are encouraged to investigate the world around them, ask questions, and learn through meaningful hands-on lessons. We foster in our graduates a lifelong love of learning.