Nursery - Program Overview

School hours per day – 2½ hours (Age 3-4 years)
With improved coordination and thinking the world begins to open up for preschoolers. Our program introduces language, math, science, and social skills in a natural sequence to nourish learning one step and a time, with individual attention suited to your child's unique needs.
  • What does your child learn in Nursery?
  • Language
    • engage in longer conversations with adults and other children using a greater variety of words
    • begin to identify the first sound in a word
    • identify and name five to ten letters and begin to know sounds for some
    • recognize his or her own name and begin to write it using both letters and letter-like shapes
  • Cognitive skills and math
    • connect number words and numerals to the quantities they represent
    • engage in pretend play alone or with others by taking on roles and using props
    • participate in scientific experiments led by adults
    • Understand history by discussing changes to the community
  • Creative art
    • create detailed artwork that includes people, animals, and things
    • play movement games that involve following directions as well as creating unique moves
    • play a character role in simple dramatic scenarios from books
    • repeat more complex melodies and rhythm patterns
  • Building Brain Power
    • take on simple activities independently like setting the table with cups and plates and continue until the task is done
    • examine new objects or situations with deeper curiosity
    • control impulses with fewer adult reminders
  • Motor skills
    • begin to gallop while improving jumping and hopping skills
    • trace letters and simple shapes while also showing signs of a right- or left-hand preference
    • gain independence with self-care skills such as undressing to use the toilet and remembering to wash hands
    • identify healthy and unhealthy foods
  • Social science
    • build relationships with familiar adults, talking about thoughts and needs with them
    • seek out other children during play time and begin to build relationships with them
    • play with other children showing the ability to resolve disagreements with little help from adults
    • express a variety of emotions by incorporating emotions into pretend play