Literacy begins in our infant rooms as teachers begin from the earliest moments to connect with children by reading to them, singing, and talking. This love for reading, books and discovering our world in general continues throughout each stage of development increasing through the Kindergarten Readiness year.
STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math):
God has created each child in a unique and special way for a special purpose. While some children are intrigued by a science project others will be inspired through an art experience. All the areas in STEAM act as a pathway to learning new and exciting things. Their world begins to open when they experience hands-on learning through these multiple domains.
Large and Fine Motor Development: Purposeful planning is used to develop large and small muscle group experiences. These are muscles children use throughout their day to do everything from climbing, jumping, and running to holding a pencil and grasping for small objects. The children have opportunities to practice their large motor skills when out on the playground, or going for a walk on the campus, or actively playing the classroom. Small motor development is seen in the infants class when the children practice their pincer grasp when feeding themselves and seen in the Pre-K classes as they practice holding a pencil correctly.
Social and Emotional Development: This domain of development is seen and experienced early on as children develop close relationships with their teachers and friends. Toddlers to preschoolers are given words to recognize, label and manage their own emotions. We celebrate when children show signs of understanding the emotions of others and express empathy. These first "friendships" set a positive tone for future relationships and socialization.
Learning without Tears – The Day School incorporates Learning without Tears in the Preschool: Three’s, Pre-Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten classes.
Experience Early Learning – The Day School uses Experience Early Learning in our Infants, Young Toddlers, Older Toddlers and Two’s classes.