Canterbury Kids – Exploring New Worlds
Young children explore a new world the moment they cross the classroom threshold and enter the exciting world of school – a time to learn, to experience growing freedoms, and to develop wonderful friendships. Teachers continue this theme of exploration throughout the year as children learn to perform in front of an audience with the holiday Angel Band and the spring Hungry Caterpillar performances. Canterbury Kids also venture out into the community as they experience Field Studies on the big yellow school bus. Students are introduced to library time, authors and illustrators, and gymnastics, loft-time, tea parties and optional play centers round out their new world experience.
Cavaliers – The Natural World
Cavaliers are natural explorers, full of curiosity and a love of learning, and excited to explore the natural world. With several field studies to outdoor locations and monthly outdoor lessons with Garden Girl in Lili’s Garden, children discover the natural world through seasons, animals, weather, plants, gardening and helpful insects. Cavaliers go on nature walks, take a trip to a dairy farm, and prepare for a Thanksgiving Feast. Students learn about where they live and explore the globe in units on penguins and the South Pole. The Jurassic era is introduced as children learn about dinosaurs of long ago. By the end of the year, Cavaliers have come to appreciate our natural world and learned how each part relates to another.
Junior Kindergarten – The Geographical World
Pack your suitcase and board the Junior Kindergarten Express as we explore the geographical world around us. Our travels begin as we explore under the sea, learning about the oceans of the world and what lies beneath. We then journey through America as we learn about different landforms. Our travel continues out of the country and on to other continents as we visit Africa and France and learn about the people and culture of these two fascinating places. Over the year we meet Georgia O’Keefe, Anansi, Claude Monet and many other international figures. The lessons of Junior Kindergarten offer children a unique passport to the world.
Kindergarten Prep – The Artistic World
As Kindergarten Prep makes a stop on every continent, we learn about the life, language, customs and especially the art of people around the world. The Artistic World is an amazing program that opens the world of viewing and creating art. Students study the work of 16 different artists and create art pieces in the style of the respective artists. Children learn how to identify and critique art and how to confidently use a wide variety of media while creating their own artwork. The program culminates with an art show displaying the work the class has produced throughout the year. Through art students build a confident foundation in math, physics, spatial awareness, composition, balance and creativity.