Our Preschool Program
Although we follow the EEC’s definition of “Preschoolers” as being children between the age of 2y9m and 5y, we have divided our group into two classes: PS1 (2y9m – 4y) and PS2 (4y – 5+y), especially during circle-time and their projects. Sometimes they combine in the afternoons to play together before pick-up time.
Since the children have learned to use their words for communication, are familiar with our daily routine and grew more independent, the teacher to preschooler ratio increases to 1:10 and 2:20 according to state license guidelines. However, due to the size of the rooms, we will not have more than 9 (PS1) or 15 (PS2) children in these classes.
We continue to teach skills during age-appropriate circle time, play and songs, maintaining a certain schedule the children grew accustomed to and thrive upon.
A typical day in our preschool can look as follows:
morning snack – free-play – circle time – breakfast – gross-motor activity (talking a walk, playing on our on-site playground or in our 2,500 sqft indoor-gym during winter and impending weather!) – project time – christian lesson including music and art – lunch – rest time – afternoon snack – gross-motor activity – free play – reading time.
What we do
Purposeful Play is Early Education!
Our curriculum is concepted with a monthly theme across the center which is taught differently according to age in each of our classrooms. The monthly plan is broken down to each single day, adressing all of the developmental areas in creative ways based on the concept of “learning through play”: social and self-help skills, gross- and fine-motor skills, language, and science.
Our time with your child will include learning and social opportunities. We also focus on skills like simple addition and subtraction, science, use of scissors and imaginative play with props and dress-up clothes. Much of this will include group play where your child will make friends and learn cooperation and taking turns.
Some examples of developmental milestones we look for carefully are the following:
For more information, please contact our director and schedule a tour to take a look at our facility and meet the teachers.
We look forward to meeting you!