Our Preschool Curriculum
We offer a child-centered and a developmentally appropriate program for children 2-5 years old. Our program is a system of age appropriate goals of child development-social/emotional, movement/physical, cognitive and language/communication. Each week a theme and new letter will be introduced. Monthly, our curriculum introduces essential academic based skills to assist in preparing your child to reach their preschool goals.
Our program understands that each child develops at their own pace. For that reason, each child will be respected and supported at every stage of their development.
Play is an important process for learning and development. With play-based learning children develop socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually. As children play they learn new skills, develop coping mechanisms, test new ideas, and master their bodies. During play, children have opportunities to explore social mechanisms and gain confidence in finding their own identities.
Children learn best when they have some control over their learning. When children choose what materials they use and how they are used they gain meaningful and relevant knowledge. These choices empower children to take control of their own learning and to become motivated which is the most effective and engaging way to learn.
Rather than the traditional teaching model our teachers’ primary focus is allowing the child to learn from his/her own experiences and mistakes. Preschool curriculum is pre-planned and prepared based off children’s interests and most current events. The teacher prepares a nurturing environment using a wide variety of materials and activities, and ample opportunities to explore.
Preschool curriculum includes all parts of the day, which includes arrival, routines, transitions, and departure through well-planned activities and spontaneous free play. Learning occurs in all areas of the classroom and is not an isolated event, drill, or activity.
Buttons & Bows understands that all children grow and develop at their own pace. Therefore, our preschool building is equipped for ages 2-5 and is separated by age into multiple classrooms. Those classrooms are determined by teachers, center directors, and assessments to ensure the child has optimum opportunity for growth. Each classroom in the preschool will follow the same curriculum and themes. The difficulty of the tasks and the complexity of each skill will vary with the age and development of each individual child.