Prep Reception & Junior
PREP RECEPTION & JUNIOR
Our classrooms are organized to meet the learning styles and developmental needs of young children. Children have opportunities for teacher-directed and child-directed activities.
Recognizing that children grow socially, emotionally, intellectually, and physically at different rates, instruction is differentiated to ensure optimal success for each child.
Content is integrated into thematic units and student-initiated interest areas and is taught through learning experiences and activities within the learning environments. Please find an overview of our curriculum (instructional program) below:
AGES, CLASS SIZE AND SCHOOL HOURS
Prep Reception (PR)
3 years old by September 1st
Average of 14 students per class
Prep Junior (PJ)
4 years old by September 1st
Average of 16 students per class
PR & PJ School Hours
8:00 am -12:30 pm
Through a balanced literacy program children develop oral language and emerging literacy skills. Shared reading activities develop concepts of print and a love of reading. Shared drawing, building, and writing develop concepts of storytelling.
Beginning mathematics skills and concepts are developed through hands on activities using a rich range of resources.
Integrated Science and Social Studies
Curiosity is stimulated through observing, investigating, reflecting and exploring in indoor and outdoor learning areas and gardens. Children develop social learning about themselves and others through interactions and dramatic play in a culturally diverse and dynamic learning environment.
Fine and Gross Motor Skills
Mastery of fine motor skills follows the development of gross motor skills. Children ride, swing, climb, balance, and jump to build large muscle coordination. Fine muscle development grows through manipulating small objects, cutting, gluing, and painting.
Play & Outdoor Learning Spaces
Outdoor learning environments and intentionally-designed learning provocations provide spaces and opportunities where children can play, take risks, explore, experiment, and make decisions. Children take responsibility for their actions, solve problems and develop confidence.
Cooking is integrated into learning plans to promote mathematical, scientific and literacy development. Cooking is one of many opportunities for students and parents to share their cultural heritage with friends.