Our pre-K and Kindergarten curricula were created with intentional integration of subjects and sequential skills that are to be taught through meaningful and engaging unit studies. This approach gives purpose and relevance to the learning and makes it more understandable to students than if we merely taught random lessons in isolated subjects. It also creates an opportunity to teach students at various developmental levels. We are able to challenge the students who are ready to master the information being taught, and expose others to it over and over again as they work toward mastery. When students are developmentally ready to learn a specific skill, they will learn it naturally through the repetitive presentation of foundational skills in our carefully designed curricula.
What are some unique things about Geneva’s early childhood program?
- The Geneva School Early Childhood Program offers an exceptional learning environment where children are given a strong academic foundation in a developmentally appropriate manner that appeals to multiple modalities and learning styles. Teachers are able to successfully promote purposeful activities and discovery in an engaging, entertaining, cheerful, and safe atmosphere that the children joyfully see as “play”.
- The pre-K and Kindergarten daily schedules allow for both group learning, called Forum, and individualized work with students in reading, writing, and math.
- Our writing programs incorporate both guided writing to provide grammar and writing process instruction, and inventive spelling to promote creativity and language development.
- The ECC environment is one of respect, love, and encouragement towards all who enter through its doors.
- We provide an open door communication policy to parents and give ample opportunity for them to be involved in the life of the school.
- Small class sizes allow each child to receive individualized attention and encouragement from teachers and aides who work with each class.
- Full-time aides allow teachers to focus their time, attention, and energy on planning and implementing activities that most effectively meet the needs of each child and the class as a whole.
- The Administration places a high value on the Early Childhood Program. They strive to provide us with the tools and resources needed to help this program to pursue and maintain a high level of excellence.