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Curriculum

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art by childOur curriculum emphasizes active exploration of the environment to strengthen the physical, social/emotional, cognitive and creative growth of each child. Teachers use strategies and techniques central to Art as a Way of Learning® to plan and implement curriculum.

Our goal is to teach each child to:

  • communicate and represent what they know and feel
  • create and solve problems critically and creatively
  • connect to community, family, and culture
  • develop and maintain positive relationships and understanding of self

The college campus provides a rich resource for field trips and research that strengthens the learning of children.

A Child's Day

In the infant/toddler rooms, feedings, naps, and learning activities are provided on an individual basis. In the preschool classrooms, children explore interests by interacting with materials, adults and each other.

Activities include snack, group time, large motor activities or outdoor walks, lunch and rest. Lunch is generally between 11:00 am - 12:00 pm. Children are provided with a quiet time after lunch. Children who are in care for five or more hours per day, or with parents' request, are expected to rest. Children who stay awake may engage in quiet activities.