At the Weiss School, the early childhood program includes Junior and Senior PreKindergarten that educates 3, 4, and 5 year old students. Each of our early learners is provided the skills and support systems to blossom in a safe, nurturing learning environment while developing their cognitive, emotional, physical, and social skills. Early childhood students learn through play and social interaction which fosters the development of social concepts and skills through imaginative and structured independent and cooperative play time.
At The Weiss School, the Learning Through Play philosophy produces the following results:
- Children increase their understanding about themselves, peers, and their environment
- Children increase their language and communication skills
- Children increase their creativity and imagination skills
- Children increase and improve physical coordination and manual dexterity.
- Children learn to better interact with peers by taking turns, cooperating, negotiating, and playing together by established rules
- Children improve their emotional well-being during positive play experiences as they interact and bond with peers and adults
The early childhood program teachers provide young children with a solid foundation in essential early literacy skills including pre-reading and pre-writing, along with practice in age-appropriate concepts and processes.
The early childhood program curriculum integrates academic learning across multiple academic disciplines by facilitating understanding and skill development among young children. As needed, our early childhood program also implements advanced curriculum opportunities to facilitate and encourage academically gifted practices.
In addition, technology in our early childhood classrooms provides children with the foundational skills to become technologically literate students and establish a pathway toward the acquisition of 21st century skills.