The pre-school and kindergarten classrooms carefully plan each day using lesson plans based on themes and incorporating language, math, science, sensory, small motor, large motor, creative, social and emotional objectives.
The classroom is arranged into clearly defined and well-stocked learning centers where learning through play is emphasized. The daily schedule allows for an appropriate balance of active and quiet, large and small group, child-initiated and teacher-facilitated activities. The curriculum is seen as everything that happens in the course of the day. Our emphasis is on children's interests and involvement in their learning and on their ability to make constructive choices. Teachers set up an enriched environment, plan activities based on children's developmental assessments and then observe, evaluate and extend their learning.
Parents are encouraged to be an integral part of the program. Weekly notes provide them with information about the activities in the room, as well as ways in which they can participate. Parents are also invited to bring elements of their culture, such as cooking, singing or reading, into the classroom.
Conferences are held with parents to discuss their child's progress.
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