The Preprimary Program
The Preprimary environment is a community of toddlers who are developing their independence, language, movement, and social and emotional skills through peer interactions. The physical and emotional environment as well as the routines and schedules of the day are carefully prepared so that every moment of the toddler's day is an opportunity to grow in all areas. Transitions from one part of the day to the next often extend 30 minutes allowing the children the time and space needed to work on the task at hand. Whether it is putting away their belongings at the begging of the morning, using the toilet multiple times throughout the day, working alongside each other, preparing for snack, cleaning up from lunch, or spending time outside, each moment is filled with enriching language, opportunities for independence and the freedom for children to interact with each other with the encouragement and support of the teachers.