Students in the Nursery classroom take a deep dive into their study of corn
NPS Philosophy of Early Childhood Education
Wherever possible, we must protect and preserve the spontaneous natural flow of learning that occurs when young children are given appropriate opportunities, materials, and guidance. Cognitive scientists and developmental theorists agree that play is the work of young children. It is the foundation upon which all academic skill is built as it highlights cause and effect and nurtures:
- Executive functioning
- Motor control and planning
- Sensory integration
- Creative and critical thinking
- Social-emotional connections
Nursery studies hibernation, migration, and adaptation
Sensory integration path helps students with balance, focus, and self-regulation
Integrated curriculum leads to experimentation in Nursery
National Association for the Education of Young Children conference offered homeroom teachers and specialists opportunity for professional growth and connection
Nursery is exploring flint corn, harvests, and scarecrows
Our Pre-Kindergartners are studying the work of Eric Carle, including the process by which he makes the art for his books. And they tried out the multi-step process themselves!
Primary color study builds foundations across the curriculum
Children ages 4 and 5 learn the foundational elements of math concepts such as sorting, graphing, identifying numbers, using one to one counting and identifying patterns
Pre-K students expand study of the letter "P" using skills in math, science, art, and early literacy
Building literacy skills, one little pig at a time!
Can you guess which letter they are studying?
Cross-curricular work is "D"evelopmental!
Field trip extends study of community helpers
A wonderful way to start Wednesdays!