MUSIC – Each Kindermusik class is a world of discovery and adventure. In every class, our students evolve in language skills, literacy, listening, problem solving, social skills, self-esteem, and musicality. This happens within our nurturing environment-full of energy, imagination, music, dancing, and playful delight and through the knowledge of our Kindermusik International Licensed teachers. Children listen to instruments and to each other, learn from their peers and older children, and enjoy music and movement with hoops, scarves and tumble-around play as well as story time All activities encourage discovery and exploration and foster sharing and social skills too. In this special place for musical, social and emotional learning, the children strengthen their ties with each other and they develop the skills they need in school and on the playground.
YOGA – Ms. Claire’s has partnered with Dancing Tree Yoga! During Yoga classes explore playful themes while teaching breathing techniques and yoga postures that help children maintain focus and manage stress in the years to come! While encouraging balance and flexibility, we show children how to ground and calm themselves when they need a restful moment. 10 Reasons why Yoga is great for kids….. it enhances body awareness, strengthens the body, improves flexibility, calms the heart, boosts self esteem, quiets the mind, develops focus and concentration, it teaches us about balance, helps us to live in the present and teaches us about taking care of ourselves.
SPANISH – Montessori Spanish Series™ is a classroom – tested program of Spanish lesson plans ideal for teaching pre-school and elementary school children the fundamentals of Spanish. The Montessori Spanish program was developed over the course of 10 years in the classroom, with feedback from thousands of students and teachers. This Spanish curriculum is easy to learn as the children are supplied with our Montessori language materials. Ms Jess visits weekly with Spanish lessons for kids that are fun and engaging. Children graduate from the program with all of the tools necessary to excel in further Spanish classes. The Importance of language acquisition at this age is endless….
ART – Art offered with freelance artist Sachelle Lawrence-Sullivan, who is working with our children, teaching the elements of art through a fun and exciting experience. They are learning high level work through art history lessons on famous artists, followed by observing famous works and taking their try, at creating their own renditions of the works (which is the way so many famous artists learned themselves.) Although the children’s versions may be very different from the originals, this is okay, because allowing the children freedom in the projects we do, allows them to form a real love for creativity, which at this developmental stage in their life is so appropriate. Art is an experience, and it is in our everyday lives. From the clothes you wear, to the car you drive, to the building you’re standing in, we can’t escape it. So we want to be sure to nurture creativity in our children at a young age. Once that bond is formed, it allows the children to grow in their creativity, becoming the future Davinci, Picasso, and Frank Lloyd Wrights of their time. Our goal is to start off their education with a few skills that they might not ordinarily learn until college; painting from direct observation, identifying values, color theory, and how to use art to cope with life, to interpret their emotions, to experience the beauty of our region the way artists have done for centuries.