The preschool classrooms are broken down by age groups as follows: 18 months, 2 year olds, 3 year olds, and Pre-Kindergarten 4. The student to teacher ratio is as follows: 18 months 1:5, 2 year olds 1:6, 3 and 4 year olds 1:8. We place an emphasis on hands-on learning leading to the joy each child becoming life-long learners.
A very positive school culture exists in the Preschool. Administrators and teachers have a clear vision of what they are collectively trying to achieve. Teachers have shown themselves willing to embrace change and recognize the importance of using data to drive instruction. Administration and faculty share the school’s vision of education in mind, body, and spirit.
Our parent body is supportive of our Lower School objectives. Parents serve in various volunteer capacities including the library, the classroom and for various events such as book fairs, Pumpkin Patch, and festivals.
Preschool faculty and students benefit from access to technology. Computers are available in each classroom. In addition Smatboards, and iPads are available in each classroom starting at Pre-K 4 and older.
As children learn through developmental play and engage in whole or small group integrative activities that connect curriculum content, theydevelop the foundation of concepts and skills that lead them to become self-directed, life-long learners.
The curriculum encompasses a spiraling developmental approach that embraces our belief and appreciation for a well-rounded child. The incorporation of differentiated instruction through open-ended activities, and approaches to learning that address students’ varied learning styles, permeate the classrooms.
In addition, many activities are planned and implemented that incorporate movement, music, and the arts within the context of the classroom learning experiences.
Student progress is communicated to parents through parent conferences in the first and third quarters using portfolio assessment. Additional meetings are scheduled if necessary. Early intervention evaluation for ages 3 and 4 are conducted through the Florida Diagnostic Learning Resource System.
18 – 23 months
Child must be 18 months by September 1
2 Year Olds
Child must be 2 years old on or before September 1
3 Year Olds
Child must be 3 years old on or before September 1