Have you been contemplating the benefit of enrolling your 3 or 4 year old in an Early Childhood program? We can help you see the impact when you attend one of our Open Houses at SJS on either Sunday, January 31 from 12PM-2PM or on Thursday, February 4 from 5PM-7PM. We believe you will be excited by what you see!
Our Early Childhood educators are constantly exploring new innovations and improving upon their curriculum. Recently, Ms. Melinda O'Dea (Pre-K), Mrs. Linda Maguire (K) and Mrs. Linda LaPlume (K) participated in a professional development opportunity at Children's Friends called "Science Says: Build It!" This program explored the scientific world of building and design. They discovered what is possible when building and why it is important for our children's knowledge and development. Our Program recognizes the cross-curriculum connections afforded by block play, as well as the other important cognitive connections needed for a child’s optimum brain development.
Did you know that at birth, the child’s brain is roughly 25% connected? By the first year, the connections reach 75% complete, and 90% within the third year. Early experiences, plant the seeds that will allow your child to reach his or her maximum potential. We are busy in our Pre-kindergarten and Kindergarten classrooms working memory, creativity/cognitive flexibility, attention/concentration and impulse control.