Our Primary program and the prepared environment of the classroom are designed to provide experiences that support the development of young children during this special time. The movement-oriented nature of the classroom activities facilitates all learning styles. Guided by teachers who fully understand the stages of growth and development, children are able to follow their own interests at their own pace.
Children in this environment quickly become explorers and discoverers. They are able to move freely about the room, choosing activities to do alone or with others. The teachers are always close by, helping one child select an activity, going with another to view a project, encouraging two children in their cooperative effort, and having lessons with individuals and small groups. The children are busy and happy. Each child’s natural curiosity leads them to explore, and the carefully-prepared activities, along with the guidance of the teachers, engender feelings of success and self-satisfaction.
To get a better feel of the classroom and activities, review a typical day in the primary classroom.