Our curriculum is based on the calendar and the child’s world. Through developmentally appropriate practice we work to implement the curriculum focusing on the social, physical, intellectual, creative and emotional development of each child.
The philosophy behind our curriculum is that children learn best by doing. Learning requires active thinking and experimenting to find out how things work, and to learn first hand about the world in which we live. Children are given the opportunities to explore, using all their senses, and using real materials, such as blocks, to try out their ideas about size, shape, color and the relationship that exists between things. By moving from the concrete to the abstract, play provides the foundation for academic learning.
Some of the objectives of the Garden Preschool & Early Learning Center are:
Our staff plans, implements, and evaluates the classroom curriculum so your child receives the best opportunities for high quality education. The curriculum is designed to incorporate all necessary activities so that your child meets, and even exceeds, the Colorado framework for preschool curricular goals & benchmarks. This includes structuring the environment, planning activities, and selecting materials to help accomplish our goals and give each child a successful start in school. A child should go through the preschool years associating fun with learning.