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Early Childhood

PRESCHOOL, PREKINDERGARTEN, AND KINDERGARTEN

The curriculum provides enriching, stimulating activities and experiences for the young gifted child. Children can play, work, and learn in a supportive atmosphere that sets free a child’s curiosity and interests, encouraging exploration and experimentation. The goal of the program is to produce happy, self-confident children with positive feelings toward themselves, learning, and school.

SEE EARLY CHILDHOOD IN ACTION

Come see the Early Childhood program at Sycamore in action by attending our Early Childhood Open House (April 19) and/or by having your child enjoy one of our SUPER Sneak Peeks (May 3 and May 7)! See teaching and learning taking place in our classrooms, engage with parents and teachers, and/or experience one of our After School Activities for Early Childhood students. Click one or both of the buttons below to learn more!

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GOALS

  • To establish positive attitudes toward school and learning
  • To develop a healthy, realistic self-concept
  • To acquire appropriate and respectful interpersonal skills
  • To encourage independence and responsibility
  • To facilitate higher-level and critical thinking
  • To encourage emotional and intellectual risk-taking
  • To develop language and mathematical thinking
  • To increase task commitment
  • To broaden the base of knowledge
  • To nurture creativity and curiosity
  • To lay a foundation for independent inquiry and research
  • To foster the development of self-discipline

ABOUT EARLY CHILDHOOD

The students participate in units of study and use a variety of manipulative and art materials. Preschool students read and write to the extent of their ability. Handwriting instruction begins in Prekindergarten. Formal reading and math instruction begins in Kindergarten, and children are grouped with others having similar skills. Students receive instruction from specialists in Spanish, art appreciation, music, and physical education. Each classroom is equipped with iPads, and Kindergarten students go to media class for additional instruction.

HALF-DAY CLASSES

Monday – Friday: 8:15AM – 12:00PM **

GRADE Schedule
Preschool
(age 3 by Aug 1)
M-F
Extended Day available

FULL-DAY CLASSES

Monday – Friday: 8:15AM – 3:15PM

GRADE Schedule
Preschool
(age 3 by Aug 1)
M-F
Prekindergarten
(age 4 by Aug 1)
M-F
Kindergarten
(age 5 by Aug 1)
M-F

EXTENDED DAY PROGRAM

Children in Half-Day Preschool may participate in the Extended Day Program. This program provides a continuation of activities throughout the afternoon for Half-Day Preschool students. It is open to students who have attended that day’s morning class.

Monday – Friday: 12:00PM – 3:15PM

Contact Duane Emery, Director of Enrollment Management, for more information.

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