Yellowstone

2.5 - 3.5 years

We believe that children should learn in a fun and engaging environment. 

Our preschool teachers will provide experiences for children to continue to grow in these 4 areas: social and emotional, language, physical, cognitive and language and literacy.  We believe children learn best when they can choose what to play with.  Our teachers document observations that will include information such as what each child is interested in playing, how they play with the item; this information helps us to provide an environment for each child to feel connected to.   In addition, our teachers also implement Conscious Discipline, which is a social and emotional curriculum.  Conscious Discipline teaches children how to identify and begin to teach how to manage their feelings through breathing exercises and also providing a safe place to go.  Conscious Discipline also teaches children how to stick up for their rights when a peer acts in a way that they do not like.  We talk with our families about how they can implement Conscious Discipline at home; it is our goal to provide a strong home/school connection with our families.  

Our playground also provides an important part in children’s days.  Our preschool classrooms provide rain suits for each child, which will provide the opportunity to go outside even during the wettest days!  Children in this classroom may spend up to 4 hours a day outside!

 

Throughout the day we:
  • Do age appropriate and intentionally planned activities

  • Have literacy activities that include stories and songs

  • Outside play