EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAM
Research tells us that early childhood education programs play a critical role in building literacy, along with math, language, and social skills in children. Greene’s Pre-K program is specifically designed for bright young children who might be in need of a more advanced and enriching school program. The Pre-K experience offers challenges that talented preschool children rarely find in programs among same-age peers. The content is sensitive to students’ interests and is presented in depth. Our youngest students will become experts on topics like the Ice Age and how water facilitates life, while math, literacy, and social/emotional skills are interwoven in the lessons.
Pre-K is a play-based, imaginative, and nurturing program. We teach them to imagine, create, and perform. They think critically about the world around them and are encouraged to pursue creative interests. It is most helpful to think of this program as one that delivers both a preschool and kindergarten curriculum.
In Kindergarten, we follow a research-based philosophy of constructivism. Specifically, we believe that children construct their own meaning with expert guidance from knowledgeable, well-prepared teachers. This is a nurturing, joyful learning community where children are encouraged to explore and to express their ideas clearly. As learning occurs in the context of relationships, we ensure that these students gain the necessary social skills to ensure future success.
We create a school culture rooted in principles of trust, kindness and caring. Learning will challenge confident and enthusiastic students to immerse themselves in activities that expand their skills and conceptual understandings. Technology will play a vital role in the process as students develop the 21st century skills of communication and analysis.
Bright, stimulating classrooms are print-rich environments with abundant opportunities for fine and gross motor activities, as well as visual arts, music and movement activities. Play is an important part of the curriculum, as children acquire new vocabulary, gain essential social skills, and practice new academic skills through both play and formal instruction. Each year, the children are exposed to more complex academic skills and content knowledge in early literacy, mathematics, science, Spanish and social studies and are challenged to build on previous learning.
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