In our Reggio Emilia inspired Pre-kindergarten, teachers offer curriculum based on children’s ideas and passions. We introduce literacy, math, and science projects. No day is the same as another.
During each day, children:
- explore interactive centers
- meet in a circle
- enjoy a snack
- take a walk
- discuss their ideas and
- work on both long and short-term projects.
All of this ensures that basic skills are attained and that deeper thinking and learning happens.
Co-construction of Knowledge
The teacher is a partner, a nurturer, a guide and a researcher. Children are offered experiences from which they can make their own meaning through exploration and discovery.
The children are seen as co-constructors of knowledge. They are curious and capable, and engage in many different projects where they observe, hypothesize, question and clarify to create understanding.
Children take part in community life activities such as:
- caring for the classroom
- watering plants and
- tending to pets
These activities help children develop practical and social skills that enable them to be capable and self-reliant aside their classmates. Relationships are important both with other children and with adults.
Children collaborate with each other and the teacher places a strong emphasis on respect, community, and communication.
All of this helps children build social and emotional intellect.
Our curriculum, with a local to global reach, introduces ideas that encourage an understanding of the wider world, helping students become global citizens.
Children engage with the broader culture by exploring:
- the outdoors of the F. Bliss Arboretum
- the work of local farmers, craftsmen, and business owners
- the music, customs, and traditions of people at home and around the world
Children express themselves in many ways. They gain a deep understanding of the materials in their classroom and in the world around them.
They look at and use materials in a variety of ways and participate in long-term projects designed to let them view a subject from many angles.
Our classroom is designed to be aesthetically pleasing and engaging. This environment is considered to be the third teacher.
Children learn best through a multi-sensory, project-based approach.
They are encouraged to touch, see, hear, move, speak, and listen. They construct their learning of language, literacy, math, creative arts, science and global studies through deep, unconstrained exploration provoked by the teacher and classmates.
Through active, multi-sensory involvement, memories are rich and learning is meaningful and deep. These children are prepared to take on the challenge of the work to come in our K-2 classroom.
Preschool Visit Days
Children, ages 3 and 4-years, are invited to bring an adult companion to school from 10 – 11:30 am any Friday. Come test the waters and see if Voyagers’ Preschool is a good fit for your child. Make a reservation for you and your child. Your first visit is Free.