"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." Nelson Mandela
In the Twos classroom, we strive to build a positive social environment in which the children feel safe, nurtured, appreciated, and accepted. When children feel like they belong to a community, they gain self-confidence, which facilitates learning and problem solving. Comfortable in their classroom, the children are encouraged to follow their natural inclinations to create and explore.
The Threes class builds upon the work begun in the Twos, continuing a loving and gentle atmosphere, a soothing pace, and many opportunities for activity, imagination, and extensive creative expression. The focus of the class is to foster an environment that supports the children’s growing self-confidence, while providing a comfortable way to open themselves emotionally and intellectually to the world around them.
Pre-K at Spring Knolls is a time for children to become more independent, take risks and learn the “routines” of a school day. Through the use of play, the teacher promotes cooperative and collaborative problem solving, while promoting literacy through the use of engaging themes and developmentally appropriate materials and activities. We strive to cultivate their strengths and individuality while preparing them for the transition to kindergarten.