Our Preschool children experience significant growth in four general areas of development, social/emotional; physical; cognitive and language. Based on The Creative Curriculum for Preschool developed by Teaching Strategies, Inc. of Washington, DC, Two Little Owls Schoolhouse Preschool Program is designed to address all of these important developmental areas. This is a primary reason why our program has a “whole child” focus. Rather than limiting program time to developing only cognitive and language skills, for instance, equal time is spent with activities that foster social, emotional and physical development. The activities are rotated to provide for a variety of learning experiences.
Our preschool curriculum incorporates a careful combination of activities throughout the day with a learn-through-play methodology. Because children learn most effectively through hand-on activities in which they naturally develop important skills in context of their play, Two Little Owls Schoolhouse provides ample time for children to follow their own interests using the abundance of learning materials available to them throughout our carefully designed classroom interest centers. It is through the independent and cooperative use of these centers that children develop a tremendous number of early academic, social, self-help and fine motor skills. Our preschool interest centers include: Block and Building Materials, Writing Center, Listening Center, Library, Quiet Area, Math, Dramatic Play, Art Center, Puzzles and Manipulatives, Sensory Table, and the Discovery Table.
The Preschool Program uses The Creative Curriculum Preschool approach in the classroom. Parents are informed of their child’s progress in the areas of physical, cognitive, social and emotional development, through written developmental observations, and teachers are available for conferences twice a year. Parents are invited to meet anytime they have a concern to discuss with their child’s teachers.