Play is the Work of Young Children!
Using the Creative Curriculum for Preschoolers ©, we design our programs to provide children with many opportunities for learning that never imitate the formal drills of higher education. Instead, daily and weekly lesson plans focus on a child’s natural interests and curiosity.
Our well-trained Early Childhood Education professionals take their cues from the interests of the children in their care. Research shows that all children learn and benefit from developmentally appropriate practices. The PRCS licensed preschool program follows these practices so that children experience success early and often.
Developmental areas addressed throughout the year:
- Social/Emotional Development - connecting with others motivating children to learn and providing them with a sense of who they are in the world.
- Cognitive Development – supporting the way children think and develop.
- Language Development - understanding and communication through words both spoken and written.
- Physical Development – facilitating children’s gradual control over their large and small muscles. Learning to work cooperatively in small groups to reach developmental milestones and school readiness through exploration and experimentation in our various learning centers.
- Creative Arts – teaching texture, color, design, motor control and promoting creative expression.
- Library and Language – providing experiences which enhance vocabulary, listening and writing skills and early reading.
- Math and Manipulatives – introducing problem solving, patterning, number concepts, order and fine muscle coordination.
- Sensory Wet and Dry – encouraging children to explore a variety of substances using their senses and enhancing math and science experiences.
- Block Building – promoting learning of shapes, dimension, size, balance, construction and encourages cooperative play and creativity.
- Music and Movement – offering creative experiences, teaching melody and developing large motor skills.
- Science and Discovery - it’s all about the world around us!! Providing opportunities that will spark a child’s curiosity and wonder.
Exciting learning takes place during preschool years as children play!
Play provides the foundation for academic or "school" learning. It is the preparation children need before they learn highly abstract symbols such as letters, which are symbols for sounds. and numbers, which are symbols for number concepts. Play enables us to achieve the key goals of our early childhood curriculum.