Our Early Preschool class transitions children from dependence to learning the benefits of interdependence. Children at this developmental stage progress from parallel play to interactive play. They learn how to show genuine affection and concern for members of their school family. The emotionally secure foundation created in the early classes enables these children to confidently explore a broader world. Children in this class are provided with free access to ABCmouse.com®Early Learning Academy at school and at home to develop their individual literacy in math, science, and language. Our early preschoolers are also introduced to chess to begin developing important problem solving skills.
In addition to developing their intellectual capacities, Ms. Litza and Ms. Julie teach children how to recognize feelings in themselves and others to continue developing the children's emotional intelligence. The ability to recognize feelings in others and offer an appropriate and caring response is key to developing emotional intelligence. "Social-emotional skills like self-regulation are better predictors of life success than any other factor" (Child Trends, 2017).