Children love the manipulative materials and explore many varied activities. These range from practical life and social-emotional skills to phonetic spelling and learning the decimal system. Only Full day program is available.
Our program provides your child with the foundation for a life of creative learning. Children develop and refine a sense of order by engaging in activities ranging from sorting to phonetic spelling to simple mathematical operations. The day begins with line time, an opportunity for children to sing together or do large muscle movement exercises. This also is a time for sharing news or watching presentations of new materials. After line time, children have “work time”, engaging in activities on their own or in small groups. A high-protein, low-sugar snack is available for all the children at this time.
After work time, the children have playtime and/ or relaxing time with yoga poses, reading books… Lunchtime is an activity which includes clean-up done by the children themselves as part of their “practical living” education.
After lunch, it’s time for a story and a nap for children ages 3-4. Children over three who no longer nap enjoy the story and 30 minutes of “quiet time” before joining the older children and continue their work from the morning. This “extended day” bring increased breadth and depth in the children’s exploration of the curriculum. This is the time of day reserved for advanced math, reading, geography, natural science and special projects, and introduces the use of more advanced materials as the year continues. Emphasis is also placed on the recording of learned information, so children spend lots of time writing and drawing. Children continue these works for the afternoon, stopping at 4:00 to get ready to go home.
The 3-6 curriculum is based on the universal observation of the Sensitive Stages and the child’s psychological characteristics, the program includes 4 main areas: Life Practice, Sensory, Language and Math. Just as important are Art, Music, Science, Geography, and Cultural Studies activities. Cultural absorption is the main driver of development in the first stage of development.