Art experiences emphasize the process rather than the product. Time, space, and the freedom to work independently help children increase their attention span, improve fine motor skills, have a successful emotional experience, and a sense of independence. Art activities include:
- drawing with crayons, pencils, chalk, markers
- painting with brushes, feathers, sponges
- printing with rubber stamps, potato shapes, utensils
- cutting and gluing
- sewing with plastic needles and yarn on various materials
- creating collages from any combination of fabrics, pictures, 3-dimensional items, etc.
Play time uses open spaces and equipment to build large and small motor development with:
- climbers, trikes, wagons, bean bags
- balls to kick and throw, sand to scoop and pour
- bubbles, sidewalk chalk, painting at easel
- simple games and sport skills
- hiking and exploring the campus
- movement to music
Other capabilities are developed and integrated throughout the curriculum: Building self-esteem, Communication, Planning, Responsibility, Problem-solving, Participation, Following directions, Imagination, and Sharing.
Preschool Library Program
Preschool has a designated library time on Thursday mornings, when they come as a group to read a poem, a story and look at books. The preschool book bag program allows these students to borrow a book and manipulative for home reading. In the event that a parent wants additional reading material, they are welcome to come by with their preschooler and check out additional books.