Our Preschool classrooms offer a program that meets the needs of
a wide range of children’s abilities and developmental
levels. Learning is individualized. Children in this age group have
the chance to learn from older children and to help younger
children. Children with different levels of abilities within
themselves benefit from a mixed age classroom, because materials
and activities are offered in a wider range and they can find what
meets their individual needs.
All schedules are flexible and subject to change based on the
ages and developmental needs of the children in the classroom. The
times listed are general, and allow time for transition and
self-selected activities. Meals are served family style and
children are encouraged to serve themselves, clean up and develop
other self-help skills.
Our Pre-K classroom offers kindergarten readiness for children
who are closer in age and ability and enables the class as a whole
to work together on skills and concepts, while still focusing on
social-emotional development and self-regulation skills.
Both programs offer curriculum that is based on the
children’s developmental needs and interests and that are
aligned with NYS Learning Standards. Children are offered a
well-thought out environment with opportunities to explore in areas
such as books and writing, science, sensory (sand and water play),
cooking, dramatic play, blocks and puzzles.
Children play outside daily (weather permitting) on our natural
playgrounds or explore the campus. Social interactions and conflict
resolution are part of the curriculum. Teachers support
children’s learning by providing interesting experiences and
by asking questions that direct children’s thinking. All this
takes place in a safe, nurturing and homey environment!