The first five years of a child’s life, the formative years, are very critical in the development of a child’s life. We believe that each child should have the opportunity to reach their highest level of achievement academically, socially, emotionally, and physically. At Ivy League Pre-School, each child has the opportunity to discover, create, and grow in a caring, warm and academic environment.
Teachers at Ivy League Pre-School integrate many different learning styles into their daily curriculum in order to accommodate the needs of all the children in the class. By using visual, auditory, tactile, and kinesthetic learning styles, teachers can reach a wide range of students with different abilities. In addition, classrooms are set up with self-directed centers which allow the children to work and interact with others at an area of their choice. Our curriculum is academic in nature and children are encouraged to reach their highest level of achievement.
Another important factor of a child’s education is his/her social and emotional growth and development. Establishing a positive self-image, developing self-confidence, and a love for learning are fostered each day at our school. It is essential that children feel comfortable in order to learn and grow. They also need to feel accepted for their individual differences. Each month the students participate in a program called “Character Counts” where they learn about a character trait through reinforcement, activities, books, and special awards.
Lastly, our program also provides numerous activities which promote the development of large motor skills. This is provided through our music program which incorporates singing, movement, and musical instruments. In addition, the pre-k and kindergarten children work in our Technology Lab and learn how to use various applications on the Ipad and computer. The children also have indoor or outside play every day and enjoy interacting at one of our three playgrounds or using our 6500 square foot Indoor Field House for physical education activities.