Welcome to Bear Cub Cave!
Children in the preschool room are between 31 months and 3 years
Our ideal child-teacher ratio is one teacher for every seven pre-schoolers
Art, letters, numbers, shapes, concepts, explore, explore, explore! Preschool is about questions, answers and imagination. We turn their natural curiosity into learning at every turn. We embrace each child’s interests to help them experience a real joy in learning.
Using a cross between play-based and Montessori style instruction, your child will grow leaps and bounds. Meals are served family style to practice sharing and good table manners. They will work on science, language, math, conceptual and concrete skills. They’ll have so much fun they won’t even realize they are actively learning. What they will know is pride in their accomplishments and a growing sense of their own unique and special qualities. We make sure each child has an opportunity to soar.
Your preschoolers day could include:
Art projects: painting, cutting, gluing, crafting and more
Morning meeting: sharing stories, learning about the day's weather, checking the calendar and Show and Tell
Science: discovering the world through observation, experiments and hand-on exploration
Reading development: learning sounds, letters and words and name recognition
Writing skills: learning letters and how to write their own name
Fine motor development: working with small pieces and parts
Free play: allowing each child’s imagination to guide them
Creative play: encouraging dramatic play, group games and roll playing
Outside play (weather permitting): one to three times each day on the playground, in the garden and at nearby neighborhood parks
Practice social graces: mealtime manners, polite greetings and respectful interactions
Weekly music class with Ms. Jenny with Growing with Music: a lively, hands-on music experience tailored to the needs of each classroom.
Weekly Stretch-n-Grow: non-stop fitness fun that emphasizes large muscle groups, motor skills, coordination, balance, flexibility and aerobic activity
Seasonal Here We Grow! curriculum with Ms. Jill: hands on nutrition and garden activities led by our on site Food and Nutrition Director.