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For most children, 3 is an age of explosive growth. Words are forming. Concepts are taking shape. Fine and gross motor skills are improving. And interest in other people and the world around them is developing.
Research has shown that learning to interact socially, express emotions and become a confident explorer at this critical age requires understanding and support from experienced child-development experts.
In a high-quality preschool program, your child will learn how to compromise, be considerate of others and problem-solve. She will play with peers, build confidence, gain a sense of self and find answers to questions through exploration, experimentation and conversation.
So what makes our Explorers Program high-quality?
A caring community of teachers and learners.
In the Explorers Program at Columbus Academy, our teachers know how to unlock each child’s potential and make the most of every moment during these vital years.They are warm and caring early-childhood development experts who understand that parents are the most important people in a child’s life. They get to know you and your child and build trusting relationships by listening to your goals and concerns and making it easy for you to participate.
Teaching to each child.
Our teachers help 3-year-olds learn the way they know best — we move, observe, play, explore, read, discuss, create and sing daily. Our classrooms have reading places, art stations, puzzle areas, places for naps, and direct access to our nature-inspired playground, where children are free to explore, take risks, and be curious in a safe and wonder-filled sensory-rich outdoor space.
Sharing joy, sparking conversation.
Our teachers use the Seesaw engagement platform to share learning moments that our littlest children cannot yet articulate. These daily postings include pictures, video and audio recordings that allow families to be a part of the Explorer experience — from mixing colors, looking for patterns and making sculptures out of logs, to tasting new foods or learning how to replant carrot tops. These shared learning moments give parents ideas to spark conversation at the dinner table and connect what happens in school with what happens at home.
Choosing the right launch pad.
This critical preschool year sets the foundation for how a child navigates through the educational process and life. The Explorers Program at Columbus Academy helps children be happy, self-motivated, well-rounded, confident and academically ahead of the game.