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:

  • to provide a setting in which your child will feel safe and happy
  • to use your child’s interests and experiences as the basis for learning and activities
  • to help your child develop a love for learning; a love that is deep, wide, and ever-growing
  • to provide opportunities for your child to learn academic skills through day-to-day activities and through interactive experiences with peers and adults
  • to encourage your child’s love for books and foster the pre-reading skills appropriate to his/her stage of development
  • to provide opportunities for your child to make discoveries and to use them in learning, developing the building blocks for the study of science
  • to develop your child’s problem-solving abilities, developing the building blocks in the study of mathematics
  • to encourage your child’s creativity and artistic expression
  • to encourage your child to ask questions, which will be answered sincerely and honestly
  • to develop your child’s social skills, in both one-on-one and larger group settings
  • to encourage your child to work independently and with his or her peers
  • to provide learning materials and equipment, as well as caring and committed adults, to help your child get the most out of school and themselves.
  • to help your child feel good about him/herself

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.