Children ages two through Kindergarten participate bi-monthly in a cooking class in the Kid’s Cooking Kitchen built especially for them! Children learn to measure, recognize ingredients, learn about temperature, and develop a palate for scrumptious items like apple tarts and mini pizzas. Some ingredients used in these delicacies come from our very own garden!
Experiences in music help all children grow emotionally and intellectually using creative expression in song, rhythmic movement, and listening experiences. Music in early childhood creates a foundation for learning about and enjoying music. Music classes are offered each week by our Elegant Child music teacher for infants through Kindergarteners.
Beginning foreign language in early childhood helps students to develop higher levels of proficiencies in one or more languages. In other words, they develop an ear for language! Research also shows that children who learn a foreign language in early childhood demonstrate certain cognitive advantages over children who do not. Young learners from age 2 through Kindergarten attend Spanish class each week at the Elegant Child..
Our Physical Education program begins with our tiniest infants and continues through Kindergarten. Our belief is that physically active children learn habits in early childhood that can last a lifetime. Our physical education teachers make P.E. a fun and exciting experience while helping each child develop gross motor skills!
In our outdoor classroom, children learn many things that nature has to teach us! Teacher-supported activities connect the outdoors to important concepts learned in early childhood. Children ages 2 through Kindergarten participate in activities that are hands-on, interactive, and engaging. From weather to gardening in our very own greenhouse, the outdoor classroom spans much of the curriculum, encouraging exploration in science, math, reading, and writing.