Pre-school Program

M&SPre-school Program 

The curriculum is based on providing each child with a large variety of activities and experiences, which encourage growth and learning. According to Piaget’s theory of cognitive development, children construct knowledge from their actions in the environment.

For this reason, our curriculum focuses on providing children with an environment that encourages their explorations and involvement in activities that help them to construct knowledge. In addition, children will be exposed to a language-rich environment that will help to facilitate their developing language skills and encourage social interactions. The following is a list of curriculum areas and how they relate to developing child’s growth needs.

Free Play: This is a time when a child chooses from a wide variety of games, toys, puzzles or gross motor activities. Children gain a newfound sense of independence through mobility, and this freedom of choice allows them to further exercise this skill. Games, toys, and puzzles are specifically selected to meet the child’s developmental needs include:

Manipulatives: Small building blocks, small vehicles, pegoboard games, stringing beads, etc.

Water Table/Dry Pour Table: This allows children to experience a large variety of textures such as, water, sand, dirt, rice, oatmeal, beans, etc. Objects such as cylinders, measuring cups, bowls, and funnels are placed on the table to enable children to explore and experiment with pouring, dumbing, and pouring.

Dramatic Play: This area resembles a kitchen. It has familiar household items that children can use to imitate activities they see in their house. This encourages children to practice familiar activities such as cooking, sweeping and talking on the phone.