What does Circle of Love mean by a "play-based" curriculum?
The educational curriculum has been designed to be exceptional in all ways. Our program is full of exciting, well-designed challenges to inspire and motive each child. Our Pre-Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten programs have been designed to prepare each child for Kindergarten – filling each child with reading and math readiness skills, confidence, and a love for learning.
The activities for children are developmentally appropriate and promote success for the child because they are geared to their developmental stage and individual ability and interest.
Children need years of play with real objects and in different situations before they are ready to understand the abstract meaning of symbols such as letters and numbers. Learning takes place as children touch, manipulate and experiment with things and interact with people. They need to see it, touch it, feel it, taste it or hear it before it has meaning. During play, when they are actively involved, they become motivated to experiment and discover. Through play, your child will develop problem solving, social and communication skills as well as baseline skills that are needed to build a foundation for complex conceptual and abstract learning.
At Circle of Love Preschool, children’s play is considered essential to their learning and as such is the major component of our curriculum. The curriculum considers this process of learning as entirely necessary before “products” of learning may be expected.
- Circle of Love Preschool Parent Handbook