Preschool and Kindergarten Age Children

We believe the best learning takes place in a collaborative and interactive environment.  Teachers work to help children develop their conceptual knowledge, which contributes to the development of social and physical skills.  Each day’s curriculum is designed to expand the child’s mental, physical, and emotional growth.

The program for three to four year olds focuses on a positive self-image and expression through language, music, art, and exploration activities. The three year olds are in our preschool room. Their schedule includes a balance of active and passive play with both large and small group activities.

We have a mixed age classroom for four to six year olds. We use our project approach to integrate Riggs and math into their daily curriculum.  Morning and afternoon meetings are a huge part of their day. These make the children collaborators who are responsible for their learning. Journal writing is also a formal part of pre-K and kindergarten children. For the Riggs part of the day, they work in their own group. The rest of the time they learn from each other.

As children mature, they learn that with freedom comes responsibility.  Children learn to become responsible for their own learning.  They are given choices and are expected to behave responsibly toward others and their environment.  Both formal and informal respectful relationships, with teachers as well as other students,  promote an atmosphere of care, healthy communication, and trust.