Our classroom (also known as prepared environment) is divided into several areas characterized by low open shelves, one for each area of the curriculum: Practical Life, Sensorial, Mathematics, Language & Culture.

Practical Life
Practical Life activities are designed to engage children in real life daily routines. This helps children develop a care for themselves, the environment and each other. These activities will strengthen their fine and gross motor skills and lengthen their concentration span through repetition of work. Children learn how to do things from pouring and cooping, using various kitchen utensils, dressing themselves, tying shoe laces etc.

The objective in the Sensorial area is to aide in the development of the child's 5 senses. Materials are designed to isolate a single character of each sense. The child will experience the discrimination of weight, differences of color and different intonations of sound through proper use of the materials. For example, colors are not taught by having the child think of everything that is blue - blue jeans, the sky, icebergs, a picture of a blue cartoon elephant hanging on a wall. Colors are taught with the color tablets. The color tablets are all exactly the same except for one thing - their color in the middle. This helps take away the confusion for the child and helps them to focus on specifically what blue is.

In the Mathematics area children are introduced to materials that encourage their continuous learning in the world of numbers. They are taught quantity, solving problems in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, as well as counting to infinitive numbers. Children go from a very solid understanding of math to a more abstract concept. For example, the children understand the difference between 1, 10, 100 and 1000 because they have felt it countless times through concrete materials.

Cultural activities expose the child to basics in geography, history, and life sciences. Music, art, and movement education are part of the integrated cultural curriculum. Children at the early childhood age are very detail-oriented & our science materials help them learn the various body parts of a bird or the life cycle of different animals. Children learn about the diversity of the world through an integrated curriculum of history & geography.

Music & Art
Music & art are an integral part of our environment. Singing, dancing & arts and crafts provide opportunities for your child to express his/her own uniqueness. Painting, color mixing, collage and paper folding are just some of the activities provided to encourage creativity and just to have fun!

Spiritual Development
Yoga & meditation routines promote a healthy regimen & allow the child a profound realization of self. To instill the concept of a green & clean environment, we encourage the children to care & nurture for plants in our environment.

Our well stocked library of age appropriate, easy-to-read picture is designed to help children develop a life-long love of reading.