Children Ages 3-5 years
The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool will fill your child’s day with rich learning experiences rooted in exploration, discovery and play.
Constructive and purposeful play is essential for children’s learning, encouraging discovery and exploration, and supporting children’s academic growth. When children play, they acquire language, learn to solve problems, learn to control their behavior and feelings, and explore social roles. They learn about themselves, other people, their community, other communities, and the world around them. They find joy in learning.
The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool is a comprehensive, research-based curriculum that features exploration and play as a way of learning. It helps our teachers create a high-quality learning environment for the children in our care. Through studies, which are hands-on project-based investigations, The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool helps teachers build children’s confidence, creativity, and critical thinking skills- setting them up for success no matter where life leads them.
Parent Involvement is Important!
When teaching and caring for your child, we value your involvement, because a meaningful partnership with you helps our program to respond positively to your concerns and encourage mutual trust and confidence. Your partnership with us plays an enormous role in how your child experiences our program and what he or she will gain from the experience.
Our certified Kindergarten program is licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and teachers are certified in Early Childhood Education. The program is aligned with the curriculum of public school Kindergarten programs and is designed to prepare your child to transition easily to first grade in a public or private school environment. Our focus for this young group is:
- Encouraging a lifelong love of learning
- Preparing the child to be a confident student
- Nurturing creativity
In addition to educational field trips and special in-house performances, special monthly visits by outside music, gym and other professionals enrich the Play & Learn learning experience. Our program is further enhanced by teaching Introductory Spanish. Computers and SMART Boards are used on a daily basis to help your child learn through technology. In addition, enrichment programs such as yoga, soccer, karate, ballet, and sports are available to our Pre-K and Kindergarten students.
This goal-oriented curriculum covers all areas of school preparation: reading, language arts, spelling, math, social studies, science, handwriting, gym, music, and art. View a sample lesson plan. Family conferences are offered a minimum of three times per year to discuss your child’s developmental progress using the Work Sampling System.
Play and Learn locations offering Kindergarten:
Our Collegeville, Lansdale and Hatboro Centers also offer “Kindergarten Plus,” Play & Learn’s enrichment program for children who attend public or private half-day kindergarten elsewhere. Parents can take advantage of before-school care and / or after-school care. Transportation is available to and from Arrowhead Elementary School, Inglewood Elementary School and Crooked Billet Elementary School.