The curriculum at The Early Childhood School is designed to be developmentally appropriate for each group of children, with particular emphasis on meeting the individual needs and interests of each child. We strive to create an atmosphere where learning experiences will occur and where children take an active part in the learning process. Our classrooms are arranged to maximize children's play, thinking, reasoning and problem-solving skills.
Our curriculum includes a literacy circle, music, art, puzzles and games, small and large muscle activities, field trips and shows, cooking, science and nature. To give the children the foundation they need to be successful in elementary school, our curriculum includes kindergarten readiness skills. Pre-academics will include exposure to colors, shapes, numbers, letters, and basic phonemic awareness skills. Our teachers use the Montgomery County Indicators of Learning as a guide for their planning. It is our goal that our students will be ready for kindergarten from the foundation of learning they receive at the ECS. Our program is play based and presents cognitive learning with developmentally appropriate materials and strategies in classrooms that meet children's interests and needs. It is our desire to provide a warm, loving Jewish environment where each child feels secure and happy and where learning is meaningful and fun. All children are welcome.
We offer both full time and part time programs, 3-5 days a week. Enrichment classes are offered each afternoon and include science, yoga, cooking, literacy, Hebrew, soccer, martial arts, and more!
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