The Early Childhood division is made up of the Preschool and Kindergarten classes.
The curriculum provides enriching, stimulating activities and experiences for the young gifted child. Children can play, work, and learn in a supportive atmosphere that sets free a child’s curiosity and interests, encouraging exploration and experimentation. The program attempts to produce happy, self-confident children with positive feelings toward themselves, learning, and school.
The students participate in units of study and use a variety of manipulative and art materials. Preschool students read and write to the extent of their ability. Handwriting instruction begins in Pre-Kindergarten. Reading and math instruction begins in Kindergarten, and children are grouped with others having similar skills. Students receive instruction from specialists in Spanish, art appreciation, music, and physical education. Each classroom is equipped with four computers, and Kindergarten students go to the computer lab for additional instruction. Children in their first year of Preschool begin computer instruction using iPads in their classroom.
- To establish positive attitudes toward school and learning
- To develop a healthy, realistic self-concept
- To acquire appropriate and respectful interpersonal skills
- To encourage independence and responsibility
- To facilitate higher-level and critical thinking
- To encourage emotional and intellectual risk-taking
- To develop language and mathematical thinking
- To increase task commitment
- To broaden the base of knowledge
- To nurture creativity and curiosity
- To lay a foundation for independent inquiry and research
- To foster the development of self-discipline
Monday – Friday: 8:15AM – 11:15AM
|Schedule||Birthday Cut-offs for 2012-2013|
|Preschool 1 : 3-day||T/W/Th AM, Extended Day available T/W/Th||March 1, 2009 – August 31, 2009|
|Preschool 1 : 5-day||M-F AM, daily Extended Day available||March 1, 2009 – August 31, 2009|
|Preschool 2||M-F AM, daily Extended Day available||September 1, 2008 - February 29, 2009|
|Pre-Kindergarten||M-F AM, daily Extended Day available||September 1, 2007 - August 31, 2008|
Monday – Thursday: 8:15AM – 3:15PM
Friday: 8:15AM – 2:15PM
|Schedule||Birthday Cut-offs for 2012/2013|
|Preschool 1 : 3-day||T/W/Th||March 1, 2009 – August 31, 2009|
|Preschool 1 : 5-day||M-F||March 1, 2009 – August 31, 2009|
|Preschool 2||M-F||September 1, 2008 - February 29, 2009|
|Pre-Kindergarten||M-F||September 1, 2007 – August 31, 2008|
|Kindergarten||M-F||September 1, 2006 – August 31, 2007|
Extended Day Classes:
Children in half-day classes may participate in the Extended Day Program. This program provides a continuation of activities throughout the afternoon for EC students. It is open to students who have attended that day’s morning class.
Monday – Thursday: 11:15AM – 3:15PM
Friday: 8:15AM – 2:15PM
Contact Francine Clayton, Head of Early Childhood, for more information.