Through the years, Circle has developed a quality, well-planned curriculum constructed with the developmental needs, interests and skills of the children in mind. Our daily program offers arts and crafts, drama, dance and movement activities, storytelling, organized games, music education, and out-door play.
The school provides an environment full of fun and excitement, where children live and learn together in an atmosphere where children want to learn. Children are encouraged to explore the world through their own senses and take from their environment that which is important to their particular stage of development.
We guide children in developing inner control, learned through understanding rather than through fear. Each day includes time when children practice making decisions choosing from among the various activities offered. We also set times daily for the children to be together for group activities.
The Circle Toddler program is a child & parent class meeting one day a week 3:00 pm - 4:30,. The program is designed to allow the child to explore, meet friends, and grow comfortable in the preschool setting. Class time includes hands on play, crafts, snack, and group circle time. The time also allows the parent to meet and socialize with other parents.
The first year of preschool is a time of transition for your child. For many children and parents, one of the most significant experiences of preschool is being apart from each other. The Front Room program provides time and assistance to the parent and the child beginning the process of separation. Teachers build a strong relationship with the children enabling them to feel comfortable within the classroom setting.
In the Front Room, children explore and navigate their way through the classroom environment, developing respect for others as well as for themselves. The curriculum is designed with a balance of independent and collaborative activities aimed at strengthening intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development.
The Back Room provides opportunities for active exploration, creativity, and discovery through a multisensory approach. Children will gain independence, knowledge, problem-solving skills, and a broader understanding of the world around them. A safe, nurturing, and respectful environment is necessary to address learning styles, strengths, needs, and developmental rates.
The curriculum will provide opportunities for the children to gain an awareness of letters and numbers, build strong language skills, and straighten their abilities to work both independently and collaboratively within a more structured environment.