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Early Learning Environment

Ages 3-5 yrs.

At SAIS the Early Learning Environment is designed to encourage the development of the whole child. Social/Emotional, Physical and Intellectual areas of child development are fostered and will lead to happy children, as well as the acquisition of academic skills. Students will be assigned to a class based upon their readiness levels, with chronological age as one consideration.

Through the use of a variety of teaching strategies, and a special emphasis on the Project Approach, in which students do long term investigations of selected topics, children enrolled in the ELE will progress in the following domains:

 

In each area systems sustainability and the effects  on our future are emphasized.


 

Social/Emotional


 

Intellectual

 Collaboration (taking turns, sharing, group  activities)

 Academic skills (colors, shapes, objects, letters,  numbers)

 Self-reliance/self-management

 Curiosity

 Communication of needs and wants

 Persistence

 Resiliency

 Creativity

 Appreciation of Nature

 Wonder

 Kindness/Friendship

 Questioning

 

 Language  (Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing readiness)

 

Physical

 

 Hand-eye  coordination

 

 Health-related fitness

 

 Nutrition

 

 Physical Awareness

 

 Fine Motor Skills

 

 Gross motor skills

 


"Students learn through a mixture of first-hand observation, hands-on experience, systematic instruction, and personal reflection." Dr. Sylvia C. Chard, Professor and Developer of "The Project Approach"

We look forward to seeing your child at SAIS Early Learning Environment.