As preschoolers gain more self-esteem, they feel ready to take on the world.
Our preschool curriculum enhances their confidence by providing activities to
help them become problem solvers and nurture a love of learning. With independent
exploration, structured activities, and hands-on learning, our children develop
a variety of skills and knowledge in areas from mathematics to reading.
We're proud of the work we do. Early learning standards, backed by education experts,
inform the scope and sequence of our pre-k program. Our curriculum aligns to
72 learning standards progressing sequentially across six developmental domains.
Add to this a healthy dose of running, jumping and movement to keep children active
and you'll see why Trusted Friends is a true leader in early
Language, literacy, and communication skills are embedded into a child's
daily experiences. We strive to create meaningful classroom experiences that
help children use and build a growing vocabulary.
Pre-k children are enthusiastic mathematicians. Our instructors work to ensure that
our students don't simply learn numbers by rote, but instead build mathematical
understanding related to real, everyday problems. Our curriculum includes
important skills such as comparing and contrasting items by characteristics,
following complex directions in sequence, and solving simple number problems.
As their cognitive and physical abilities develop, children are able to develop and test
their own theories, and to engage in scientific reasoning. Our curriculum encourages students
to broaden their understanding of scientific disciplines, from physics to chemistry to
earth science. Children learn by participating in cooking projects and participating in
multi-skill experiments, handling mechanical tools.
Pre-kindergarten is an ideal time to introduce children to artistic expression. Our
pre-k teachers extend their student's skills and knowledge through process-oriented art
projects. We teach sculpting with clay and etching tools, writing and illustrating books,
and our students experience acting out original stories with costumes, props, and masks.
Children are innately interested in the diversity of people and cultures. We
foster the development of all areas of a child's emotional intelligence including interpersonal
skills, compassion, and acceptance of personal responsibility. We believe in fostering
respect for different cultures, traditions, and life styles.
Pre-k children learn about becoming responsible for their own choices and decisions.
Our curriculum encourages students to learn physical wellness through physical activity,
healthy eating, and personal hygiene. Everyday our children learn about themselves and
others through supportive sharing times.