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Pre-Kindergarten — Beginning the Journey of Learning

It is our belief that young children flourish in an environment where they can engage in a collaborative process of experimentation and investigation. We guide and encourage children to enrich their knowledge through active exploration and inquiry. Their ideas and opinions are valued and respected, thereby allowing the children to feel confident as they attempt new tasks and activities.

A Progressive Approach

Our method of planning and implementing curriculum throughout the year is largely inspired by the well-known Reggio Emilia approach. We focus on creating a stimulating and welcoming educational environment that nourishes children’s curiosity, motivation to learn and interest in social interaction.

We believe in the capabilities of each child and work daily to allow children to reveal their potential. This involves listening to children, reflecting on their interests and allowing the curriculum to emerge as they explore a topic. While teachers set general goals for the class, the children’s ideas are considered as a key aspect of how activities and projects proceed.

If you would like to learn more about the Reggio Emilia approach, please visit www.reggiochildren.it.

Families and Community

Parent involvement is a welcome and important element of our program. We are happy to invite parents into the classroom for special events, holidays, birthday snacks, cooking activities or to share unique skills and talents. We consider our relationship with families as a partnership and look forward to working together to fully support each child throughout their Pre-K years.

Practical Information

Full day Pre-Kindergarten Program for 3 and 4 year-olds:

  • Lunch included
  • Bus service available
  • Large, bright and colorful classrooms
  • Child size cots available for rest time
  • Appropriate size bathroom facilities
  • Field trips and special events enrich the curriculum

Requirements

  • Children must be age 3 or age 4 by October 31st of the school year to enter either the Pre-K 3 or Pre-K 4 group.
  • Children must be potty-trained upon entering the program.

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