At the core of our program is the philosophy that natural materials in a simple, soothing and structured environment create a place where children can thrive. About 80% of our teaching materials are Montessori based. Our aesthetics, affinity for all that is natural and not branded, and emphasis on natural rhythms, imaginative play, and storytelling are directly borrowed from Waldorf philosophies; while our emergent curriculum driven by the students’ personal interests is influenced by Reggio teaching principles.
The themes in our curriculum are designed to lead into each other for a rich and profound understanding of the world we live in.
The preschool program operates yearly and focuses on teaching empathy, sharing, role-playing, and the development of good listening and communication skills. The preschool program is a full Persian language immersion program*.
Music is an important part of the preschooler’s experience. Singing songs and poems with creative movement helps children learn language while expressing themselves physically; they also develop an understanding of pitch, rhythm, and movement.
Practical life activities such as sorting, pouring, and manipulating are daily activities for the children. Our art programs are exceptionally rich and exciting. Children learn to work with different media (water colors, tempera, collage, pastels, etc) by fully exploring each of them such that they are able to understand how each looks and feels. Art projects are never product driven, rather the richness of the experience is in the journey itself. Our science and nature programs help to support a child’s deep understanding of the world we live in.
*Due to masking requirements for staff and students for covid safety, our preschool program is currently an English/Persian bilingual program. This helps support our youngest non-Persian speaking children in their transition to preschool this very unusual year.
Our preschool facility number is: 073408266