Through academic play, our youngest students are free to explore, 发现, and experience the joy of learning.
Young children learn best through play and need play in order to grow socially, 在情感上, 和认知能力. 通过仔细观察和深入理解发展相适应的实践, 我们的老师精心创造了以游戏为基础的环境，让每个孩子都可以自由探索, 发现, and experience the joy of learning. 材料是根据每个孩子和整个班级的需要和兴趣来选择和改变的.
In these early years, teachers create experiences that are crucial for acquiring literacy, 数学, and language skills that will set them up for a lifetime of learning. While playing and engaging in project based learning, students have ample time to practice important social skills such as sharing, 合作, 和善良.
New 教师 Spotlight
德文·皮卡兹(Devon Piekarz)过去两年在格林威治的不伦瑞克学校教书, 在那之前, she was at the Madison School for Young Children in her hometown of Madison, 康涅狄格. Devon received her B.A. in Psychology with a Minor in Education from Fairfield University and an M.A. in Elementary Education from the American College of Education. 在她空闲的时候, she loves to sit at the beach and read, cook (her mom is a chef), and spend time with her big family. A fun fact about Ms. Piekarz is that she has a dog named Meatball!
幼稚园专为三岁儿童的发展需要而设. Exploration of the world at a personalized pace, fostering a love for learning, 发展社交技能是我们学前班项目的核心. 老师们提供了开放式材料和无限创造力的培养环境，鼓励每个孩子保持好奇心, 负责任的, 和快乐. 我们的课程旨在满足我们最年轻学生的需求，并适当地挑战他们.
The curriculum is emergent and project based. 通过 children’s enthusiasm for a topic, the teachers create a sophisticated project based unit. These units incorporate language, 数学, communication, motor, and social skills. The project based units are in depth, allowing children to learn to think deeply and make connections. 一直以来, they are learning how to make friends, 一起工作, and be a part of a classroom community. Children learn more when they are learning about something that interests them; emergent curriculum allows them to do just that. 另外, through emergent curriculum, children learn early on that their ideas are valuable and powerful.
The JPK day is from 8:00 a.m. 至中午十二时.m. 每天，孩子们在选择时间里有时间自己探索，在晨会和故事时间里有时间一起学习. The children have Recess, Snack, and a Special each day. Their Specials are Art, Yoga, 音乐, P.E.，以及图书馆.