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The initial introduction to school is an extraordinary milestone for children and has the opportunity to instill a love of learning for a lifetime. At Grandview, our youngest learners spend their days learning through play in an age-appropriate manner. We foster a nurturing environment that emphasizes joy, compassion, and growth with an introduction to a broadrange of subject areas; Spanish, PE, music, art, science, dance, and Pride. In the same way that the 5 C's provide the foundation for our older students, communication, collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, and character are all active pillars of the early childhood experience.

 

A Deeper Dive

The Early Childhood program is a research-based, student-centered program designed to engage the learner within a nurturing atmosphere. Students develop foundational skills as they deepen their understanding of themselves and the world around them. Inquiry-based structures with an emphasis on choice allow for individual development and achievement. Grandview's curriculum focuses on 1) creating a caring community of learners through social-emotional learning  2) providing play-based experiences designed to enhance brain development 3) exposing students to the arts 4) providing regular child-directed outdoor play and movement 5) implementing age-appropriate explicit and play-based instruction to address development in multiple domains including cognition, communication, fine and gross motor skills, and social-emotional skills. Additionally, Grandview’s early childhood program philosophy reflects the importance of engaging in reciprocal partnerships with families and observing, documenting, and assessing an individual student’s development and learning.

An Inside View

Day 1:
8:00     Student-Directed Play
9:00     Morning Circle
9:15     Center-Based Play/Teacher Time
10:00   Snack Time
10:15   Outdoor Play
10:45   Lunch
11:15   Music or Art
12:00   Rest Time
1:15     Story Time or Dance 
1:45     Snack Time
2:00     Outdoor Play
2:40     Dismissal

Day 2:
8:00     Student-Directed Play
9:00     Morning Circle
9:15     Center-Based Play/Teacher Time
10:15   Outdoor Play
10:45   Lunch
11:15   Story Time or Science
12:00   Rest Time
1:15     Spanish or Library 
1:45     Snack Time
2:00     Outdoor Play
2:40     Dismissal


Flexibility

Our Early Childhood program has flexible drop off and pick up times to accommodate family schedules. Early Childhood students may be dropped off between 7:45-9:00am and picked up between 2:30-2:45pm. Alternative schedules are also available for families who are interested in additional options. Extended Day is available at an additional fee until 5:30pm. 


Additional Information

For more information about the Early Childhood program, please contact the Office of Admission at admission@grandviewprep.net or 561.416.9737 ext. 1304.