The Preschool classroom (Mott) follows an emergent, project-based curriculum. Learning is centered on the interests of the students and is revealed through play and conversation. The experiences within the Mott classroom are play-based and child-centered with an emphasis on social and emotional growth and development. Seasonal nature studies guide interactive and exploratory learning with an ever-changing nature table, themed storytimes, gardening, and abundant play in the mud kitchen and outdoor classroom. Quaker testimonies are woven into responsive classroom experiences and targeted with a winter exploration into Light.
8:15am – 1pm | 3 – 5 days per week
8:15am – 3pm | 3 – 5 days per week
Hands-on activities are thoughtfully planned and incorporate developmentally appropriate methods of investigation. Through cooking, music, art, math, social studies, science, literacy and writing activities, children make meaningful connections to their growing and changing world. Field trips and “expert visits” are utilized to further enhance learning experiences and give students an opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge. Our projects vary from year-to-year. Some of our favorites include an Ice Cream Exploration and a Worm Inquiry.