At The Raleigh School, we feel it is important that the preschool curriculum address both what content should be learned and the processes of learning.
We recognize that children learn about their world primarily through exploration and play. Through exploration and play, children gain opportunities to solve problems, understand concepts, develop creativity, gain self- understanding and self- confidence, enhance communication abilities, develop relationships, and practice motor skills. As children are naturally curious and have an innate love of learning, we design the curriculum to encourage and facilitate this motivation to learn and develop in a self-directed manner.
Each Raleigh School preschool teacher generates a curriculum that provides a broad range of experiences appropriate for the children in his or her class. Recognizing that young children have individual needs, interests, learning styles, and developmental schedules, each teacher takes a balanced approach to curriculum that provides for the positive growth and development of the whole child, specifically considering children’s cognitive development, social and emotional growth, fine and gross motor skills, and creative expression. Content domains (math, language, social studies, science, physical education, music, and art) are integrated within thematic curriculum units so children can learn about their world in a connected way.