Adjusting to School We firmly believe that each of our students contribute to our school dynamic in their own unique and special way. We make a point of making sure that each child feels welcomed and appreciated every day that they are at school.
Throughout our school day, many different opportunities are available for peer-interaction: circle time, mealtime, outdoor play, Montessori work time, project-based learning, and afternoon activities. In addition to varying the sizes of the learning groups formed throughout the day, we believe that there are many advantages to multi-age grouping as well. During certain times of the day, such as mealtime, our entire school comes together so that our youngest and oldest students are in the same room exchanging interactions. At Green Sprout Preschool, we believe that multi-age grouping instills a strong sense of community, as well as creating opportunities for responsibility and peer learning (such as positively modeled behavior for our younger learners).
Exploring Roles As children play, they wear many different hats allowing them to take on roles that they see in their everyday and imaginary worlds. Children evaluate these playful experiences and use their evaluations to alter their views of themselves. Through positive role-playing experiences, a child feels successful about figuring out what to do and how to do it, resulting in an enhancement of self-concept. In the second part of our day, students have the opportunity to take on many different roles in our dramatic playroom.
Communicating & Expressing
Feelings with Parents,
Teachers & Friends
Interpersonal intelligence, also called emotional intelligence, includes self-awareness, managing emotions, emotional self-control, recognizing emotions in others, and handling relationships. Every interaction between a child and his/her parents, teachers, or friends carries a message. The types of interactions and relationships that are most beneficial to children are warm, intimate, responsive, caring, and available. It is our priority at Green Sprout Preschool to develop and maintain these consistent and enduring relationships with each student so that students feel validated and can freely express themselves.