Creative Mind
Child Development Center
A REGGIO INSPIRED EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

Flexible program options for Infant, Toddler, Preschool

Preschool

Part day, Full day, and Extended day program options are available.

We believe the best learning takes place in a collaborative and interactive environment. Teachers work to help children develop their conceptual knowledge, which contributes to the development of social and physical skills. Each day’s curriculum is designed to expand the child’s mental, physical, and emotional growth.

The preschool program for three- to five-year-olds focuses on a positive self-image and expression through language, music, art, and exploration activities. The schedule includes a balance of active and passive play with both large and small group activities.

We use our project approach to integrate language, science, art and math into their daily curriculum. Morning and afternoon meetings are a huge part of their day. These make the children collaborators who are also responsible for their learning. Journal writing is also a frequent activity in the preschool classes.

As children mature, they learn that with freedom comes responsibility. Children learn to become responsible for their own learning. They are given choices and are expected to behave responsibly toward others and their environment. Both formal and informal respectful relationships, with teachers as well as other students, promote an atmosphere of care, healthy communication, and trust.

Although we are no a strictly academic program, school readiness skills are integrated throughout the preschool daily schedule. The children who graduate from our program are well prepared for kindergarten, academically as well as socially and emotionally.