In our Kindergarten Program, the room area allows free movement and activities as well as a quiet space for homework. The kindergarten room is so configured that it promotes cooperative play and group activities. There is plenty of table space for projects and activities, along with ample storage areas for a more extensive inventory of supplies and materials. The room setup creates a dynamic learning environment to encourage children to learn and grow in all the developmental areas.
The staff promotes positive interaction with peers, communication and listening skills with children to aid problem-solving, further development of fine and gross motor skills, appropriate responses to anger and frustration (i.e. verbal responses rather than physical outbursts), and to demonstrate the importance of personal hygiene. Children are given more freedom to explore, based on their interests as they are engaged in the classroom learning centers. Programming is based on the emergent curriculum. Our teachers complete daily observations to develop program planning and activities while ensuring that each child meets developmentally appropriate skills.