CURRICULUM OVERVIEW

The curriculum at The Secret Garden is diverse and rich in content and includes art, science, math, reading, literature, music, foreign language, dance, journaling, and much more with the intention of fostering social interactions, independent play, exploration and creativity. The school is committed to a hands-on approach; children are encouraged to explore and use their imaginations with all of our equipment and materials.

Daily class schedules are designed to give the students the opportunity to engage in independent or child-directed play/activities as well as in teacher-lead group activities that build community spirit, cooperation, and social skills (sharing, listening, sharing thoughts with friends.) Typically, each class consists of the following basic components: choice time/free play, circle time, group activities (art, science, literature, dance, singing, etc.), snack, outdoor play, clean-up, journal time and a closure circle.

Academically, the school program is designed to help children learn basic skills in math (counting, number recognition, patterns, classification skills, etc.), pre-reading (letter and sound recognition, journaling activities, etc.) and science (exploration, observation, nature collecting, hands-on experiments, cooking, etc.) These concepts are presented in all classes in developmentally-appropriate, fun and creative ways. Art is an important tool in teaching all of these concepts; it also promotes self-expression, self-esteem and respect for others.

 

CURRICULUM OVERVIEW

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