Our Preschool Program (3-5 years) is run under the direction of Brenda Di Gregorio. Parents and Tots (18-36 months) is led by Kim Hammons. Both are experienced, certified teachers. Parents participate by engaging in art, cooking, and imaginative play activities. Parents also facilitate snack and story-time tables and are encouraged to participate in the preparations for each school day.
Parents and their children learning together
Parents learn about child growth and development while providing a nursery school learning experience for their children. Parents participate in the morning program on a rotating basis and attend an evening class one Tuesday of every month. Preschool classes are small and have a 5:1 ratio of children to adults throughout the year.
A play-based approach to learning
- Awareness of others
- Positive expression of emotion and needs
- Turn Taking
- Problem Solving
We learn through:
- Messy Art
- Dramatic Play
- Favorite Stories
- Puzzles and Blocks
- Textures (playdough, gloop, etc.)
- Music, Songs, and Fingerplays
- Outdoor Play
- Water and Sand Play
- Making New Friends
Through these building blocks, children are introduced to colors, shapes, letters, sounds, measuring, counting, patterns, and rhythm — all preparation for kindergarten.