The curriculum of the Preschool Program is holistic to enable each child to develop and meet the goals that are set. The curriculum provides various areas of exploration and discovery. Teachers are expected to model behaviors that encourage children to develop observing, listening, and problem-solving skills. Opportunities to make choices, assume responsibility, and express themselves are presented often throughout the day through a variety of activities.
The development of competence and independence is fostered by encouraging the children to realize their capabilities and recognize their accomplishments. The children receive positive reinforcement as they help themselves, but they are also encouraged to ask for assistance when they need it.
The Preschool curriculum uses the following interest areas to support children’s development:
- LARGE MOTOR
- DRAMATIC PLAY
- FINE MOTOR
Each month the preschool staff plans a theme, which is reinforced in all the interest areas. Activities are based on the children’s developmental needs and the monthly themes. A daily schedule and weekly plans for the Interest Areas are posted in each classroom.