Preschool

The Nature’s Nursery Preschool curriculum models the New York State Pre-Kindergarten Standards that provide the framework for the learning and development of the whole child. This framework is aligned with the existing K-12 learning standards.

Our teaching staff accomplishes the delivery of our preschool curriculum goals through the play and active engagement of the students within a rich and well-designed environment using Growing with Math® (Wright/McGraw-Hill) and Fundations® (Wilson). Evaluations and functioning assessments are ongoing and enable the teaching staff to set classroom and individual goals, develop lesson plans and track progress.

Our preschool curriculum focuses on these critical areas for early learners:

  1. Approach to Learning: Active involvement in learning and acquiring knowledge
  2. Physical Development and Health: Physical health and the ability to engage in daily activities
  3. Social and Emotional Development: Emotional competence and the ability to form positive relationships in the home, at school and in the larger community
  4. Communication, Language and Literacy: Build understanding and the ability to create and communicate meaning
  5. Cognition and Knowledge of the World: Ability to learn and understand about their world and apply what they know in math, science, social studies, the arts and technology

Age-appropriate activities that bring learning and skill-building to life:

  • Songs and Rhymes
  • Story Time
  • Show and Tell
  • Reading and Math Readiness
  • Farm and Wildlife Experiences
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Cooking
  • Science
  • Physical Education
  • Hiking
  • Nature Exploration
  • Computer Lab
  • Library
  • Gardening
  • Indoor/Outdoor Play Time
  • Group Games
  • Community Service Projects
  • Field Trips