Early Childhood Education at Premo
The early childhood years are magical ones, and at The Premo School we focus on the daily delights and discoveries that naturally unfold. Nurturing each child's natural curiosity, interests, and talents is at the heart of The Premo School's early childhood curriculum. With an undercurrent of community-building and cultivating the strengths and kindness of each individual child, the early childhood experience at Premo is collaborative, flexible, and steeped in mindful self-discovery.
Young children are learning to explore and engage in the world around them in deeper, more meaningful ways. At Premo, we work to establish clear structure and routines, which help students take risks and try new behaviors in a safe, trusting environment. Over time, the children learn how to share their voices and opinions with the understanding that mistakes and disagreements are an essential part of learning.
At The Premo School, the concept of engagement is integral to our philosophy, because happy children in a loving environment, engaged in stimulating and engaging activities, are proven to learn most effectively. We know that the best way for us to prepare our youngest students is to share with them the joy of learning. This is why our littlest learners are taught academic skills as they are ready. Our fluid academic groupings mean that we can easily accommodate precocious learners as well as children who may need a little more time to be ready for traditional academics. Because our curriculum is a project-based, exploratory program, all our young children gain a foundation of self-expression, critical thinking, and social skills that will be crucial to academic success later on. All of our students, including our youngest, take part in two Spanish classes, three art classes, and one yoga class per week.
"Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning. They have to play with what they know to be true in order to find out more, and then they can use what they learn in new forms of play."
- Fred Rogers