3 – 5 years
The preschool program provides for child-initiated and teacher guided play, along with other intentional teaching strategies that combine to support each student’s learning. The establishment of school readiness skills are key which include the ability to persist with tasks and be flexible, follow directions, and work in a group. Social and emotional activities help develop self-esteem and the ability to express feelings. Positive interactions with adults and other children are fostered. Self-care skills and the ability to take care of one’s needs as independently as possible are carefully established.