Quiet Wonderings and Exciting Discoveries

For our youngest learners, every moment is filled with new ideas, quiet wonderings, and exciting discoveries. When our early learning students explore our campus eco-garden, watch kites soar in the wide sky, or build imaginary worlds, they discover that what they say, think, and do matters.

Our program looks like a lot of fun to the adult eye because we believe that children learn best when they’re truly engaged. Through a Reggio Emilia-inspired approach and a focus on inquiry and self-guided learning, students ask questions, investigate, and learn about things that genuinely matter to them.

Three-year old preschool students and four-year old pre-kindergarten students attend our early learning program daily from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. There is flexibility in our daily schedule, offering our children time to be curious, to play, to wonder, to learn.

Students come together to eat snacks in the morning and enjoy packed lunch from home or a catered lunch with friends. Throughout the day, our young learners work independently and in small groups, visit hands-on exploration stations, stretch their muscles during two daily outdoor play times, take eld trips throughout the wider campus, and enjoy Kindermusik lessons. Our concept-based curriculum allows kids to connect, explore, and relate through their own interests, and by listening to those interests, we can better provoke their thinking.

The curriculum includes daily Chinese language classes, literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, music, and daily perceptual motor skills development in the “move and groove room.” And once each week, Chinese classes are integrated with perceptual motor classes so that children learn Chinese language as they participate in the active movement. We have a library nestled into our early learning community specially curated to mirror our units of inquiry, and our counselors get to know each student when they teach their friendship lessons throughout the year.



Genuine Learning

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engaging learning hubs for children to explore

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books for students to read and take home

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Chinese language and perceptual motor skills classes

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daily outdoor play and exploration times

Confident and Inquisitive

Testimonial

I could not have been more pleased with the preschool experience my child received this year. The facilities are beautiful, and the faculty and staff were engaged and excited. They helped my son feel comfortable in his new surroundings and routine on his own time. He is now a confident and inquisitive child entering pre-kindergarten.

I also appreciated the education they gave me on the Reggio-Emilia inspired approach over coffee mornings and discussions. They were extremely informative, and I got to know the teachers and administrators on a first name basis, which was wonderful. Knowing the whys of that approach to education was a real gift.

Mary Kocis, SAS PARENT

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