Our elementary program, which spans Pre-Kinder through fifth grade, offers academics combined with engaging activities that make learning exciting and fun. Small class sizes facilitate individualized attention that enables each student to learn at his or her own level.
The early childhood years are a special period in the lives of young children. During this time, they begin to trust people outside their families. They gain independence and self-control and they learn to take initiative and assert themselves in socially acceptable ways. They become keen observers who experiment to find out what happens when they interact with other people and manipulate materials. Their language skills surpass the limited vocabulary and sentence structure of toddlers.
THE CREATIVE CURRICULUM PROVIDES WELL-ROUNDED LEARNING ENVIRONMENT THAT FOCUSES ON LITERACY, ART, MATH, MUSIC, AND SCIENCE THROUGH PLAY
Play provides the foundation for academic learning. It is the preparation children need before they learn highly abstract symbols such as letters and numbers. Play enables us to achieve the key goals of our early childhood program.
The Creative Curriculum is based on five fundamental principles. They guide practice and help us understand the reasons for intentionally setting up and operating early childhood programs in particular ways.
- Positive interactions and relationships with adults provide a critical foundation for successful learning.
- Social-emotional competence is a significant factor in school success.
- Constructive, purposeful play supports essential learning.
- The physical environment affects the type and quality of learning interactions.
- Teacher-family partnerships promote development and learning.