At Gardengate, our PreK room is specially designed to encourage children's curiosity in exploring more of their world around them. Our program includes social awareness to build empathy in children. Our curriculum prepares children for Kindergarten in math, science, and writing, all in a Reggio Emilia style. Our goal is to build children with problem-solving, analytical thinking, emotional intelligence, empathy, cultural competence, as well as early literacy and math skills and real-world preparation.
Here are some ways that Gardengate's PreK room is designed to encourage children's curiosity and prepare them for Kindergarten:
Overall, Gardengate's PreK room is designed to prepare children for Kindergarten while also building important skills such as problem-solving, analytical thinking, emotional intelligence, empathy, and cultural competence. Our Reggio Emilia-inspired approach encourages children to become lifelong learners who are curious, creative, and confident in their abilities.
"love what they do"
"run in the rain"
"learn while having fun"
We invite children to learn early math concepts encouraging them to explore counting, classifying, computational strategies, shapes, measurements, addition or other mathematical concepts. As children interact with materials, make discoveries, test theories and practice new skills.
We nurture love of language with manipulative that build a deep understanding of the fundamental components of reading/writing. We offer rich language and concepts in sophisticated ways for natural understanding
Children actively work on the projects through hands-on experiences, construct their knowledge of science with their peers and teachers by questioning and theorizing, and love the subject matter by following what they inquire for and what they are interested in.
The goal of offering open-ended art experiences with various media is to emphasize the process of creation, rather than the goal of being a finished product. By introducing art media through open-ended full explorations, children come to fully understand a medium: how it behaves, how it can be used, how it feels on our bodies and what tools are needed to work with it.
We use four approaches to the multisensory way of learning handwriting: visual, kinesthetic, auditory, and tactile. Our Teachers incorporate these four approaches at various times while making it engaging, exciting, and interactive for the child.
This philosophy of teaching and way of planning curriculum focuses on being responsive to children's interests to create meaningful learning experiences. Teachers carefully observe and reflect on the students to create and adjust the curriculum and make every day a joyful experience for our children