The Early Childhood Unit (Pre-K and Kindergarten) at Green Acres School introduces young children to the joys of thinking, imagining, questioning, experimenting, and discovering! The goal of our work with these youngest students is to instill a love of learning and habits of mind that will serve them well throughout school and life.
Teachers create a warm, secure classroom environment where children are exposed to a wide variety of materials and guide them in open-ended, hands-on activities to ignite their natural curiosity and creativity. These include a multitude of opportunities that launch children enthusiastically into the world of mathematical thinking and literacy. Within a carefully constructed framework, students are invited to make choices as they explore and learn.
A blend of small Homecorner pursuits and larger group activities helps broaden students’ social world. Regular time with the school’s special subject teachers (art, physical education, library, science, Spanish, and creative movement) is critical to the integrated curriculum and music is a part of each school day. Cross-grade times with student buddies from older grades, as well as participation in Lower School assemblies, connect our young students to the larger Green Acres community.