The Congregational Preschool program provides a developmentally appropriate environment based on the preschool’s philosophy. Throughout the program, the preschool strives to incorporate a positive and personal learning experience for each student in the following areas:
Music: The students experience music through singing songs, finding rhythm and movement in different music, embracing music from many cultures, and often enjoy creating their own with various musical instruments.
Art: Students are encouraged to explore their own creativity through exposure to a variety of visual, tactile, and spatial forms of art.
Math and Science: Thematic units are integrated through experiences in exploration, sensory, and discovery that introduce students to a hands-on approach to math and science.
Literacy/Language Arts: Students participate in the continuous process of literacy experiences through their exposure to a variety of printed materials, dialogue about books and poetry, and their own spontaneous writing. A thematic approach to the language arts program enables students to develop their communication and listening skills through dramatic play and language experiences.
Physical: A large indoor playroom and fenced-in outdoor playground provide students with daily activities that aid in the development of their large motor skills. The students are encouraged to develop their skills independently and cooperatively by utilizing climbing equipment, balance beams, and large play equipment. Small motor skills are enhanced through appropriate manipulatives, that is freely accessible during daily classroom activities.
Community: Students learn about the world around them through field trips, special guests and professional presentations, multicultural awareness, diversified literature and music, and holiday events. Also included are visits from community helpers such as firefighters, police officers, and first responders who help promote safety awareness and fire prevention in the preschool program.