At The Weiss School, the early childhood program includes Junior and Senior Pre-Kindergarten 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 playtime.
At The Weiss School, the Learning Through Play philosophy produces the following results for students:
- increase their understanding of themselves, peers, and their environment
- increase their language and communication skills
- increase their creativity and imagination skills
- increase and improve physical coordination and manual dexterity
- learn to better interact with peers by taking turns, cooperating, negotiating, and playing together by established rules
- 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.