The Red Door School House is a great place to bring your children for quality preschool. My goal is to provide a home-like environment which is especially important for those children encountering their first experience away from home. I offer small class sizes and ideal student to teacher ratios. This enables me, the teacher, to have a powerful impact on each child's development by giving them the individual attention that is essential during their early years. I believe in on-going and open communication with parents. This is provided through: 1) A monthly calendar and newsletter 2) assessments twice a year and phone calls on an as needed basis 3) Daily highlights of the day's events 4) moments of conversation at drop-off and pick-up times.
I will provide a consistent schedule with a balance between teacher-directed and child-centered activities. By providing a setting which fosters self-esteem, builds confidence and is based on respect, it is my goal that the children will be empowered to take risks in their learning. Through guided discovery and hands-on learning, children will be involved in a fully integrated curriculum. The broad range of age appropriate activities will easily engage three to five year olds. Activities will be based on weekly academic units of study (i.e. Ocean Life). In addition for the preschool program, a weekly letter focus (i.e. the letter A), monthly shapes and colors, and sign language signs. The children will be introduced to multidisciplinary experiences including: children's literature, dramatic play, puppet shows, listening center, arts & crafts, science discovery & nature, cooking, sensory activities, social skills development, music & singing, fine & large motor activities, early math skills. In addition, the curriculum will be enriched by quarterly field trips.