Programs Offered at Holmdel Preschool
The educational needs of children at various ages are extremely different, each requiring a specific approach. No one expects a two year-old child to have the same level of comprehension as a kindergarten-aged child. Different age groups require different methods, different processes and different learning materials.
At Holmdel Preschool, we utilize the Creative Curriculum®, a research based innovative, engaging curriculum and by doing so we offer developmentally appropriate practices. Our daily nurturing routines and meaningful experiences meet children’s strengths, interests and needs allowing them to reach their highest level of potential. The curriculum is recognized for its forward thinking, rigorously researched model.
In addition, our learning philosophy revolves around the 4 C’s. We believe in developing our students ability to think for themselves by focusing on Critical Thinking, Creativity, Collaboration and Communication. Opportunities for learning by discovery are provided in both small groups and independent learning experiences. Sufficient time is allowed in open ended play offering opportunities for exploration and discovery in a supportive environment. At Holmdel Preschool, we don’t give children answers we help them find answers!
For children that need to stay for an extended day, we offer an Aftercare Program. There are multiple enrichment programs for each age group. Some of these are cooking, science, soccer, gym and movement, literacy/book club, and art exploration, depending on the group.
Responsive Care through Routines and Experiences
Routines and Experiences that structure each day are what enable children to develop a secure attachment with the important people in their lives and gain confidence in themselves as learners.
Our program at the Infant, Toddler and Two’s level is nurturing, responsive and intentional as is provided by Creative Curriculum.
Flexibility to Respond through Language and Interaction
A language rich environment full of warm, loving and meaningful interactions. This is what helps build the foundation for children’s future success in school and in life.
Teachers are intentional about the daily experience they provide, while giving them the flexibility to respond to the changing interests, abilities and needs of the children in their care.
Holmdel Preschool has tailored six learning environments, plus parent/child, designed to allow children to learn, grow and develop at their own pace. By tailoring these environments to specific age groups, we reduce the frustration that often occurs when a child is presented with a theory or lesson plan that is too advanced. Equally important is ensuring each child is challenged to stretch and grow towards achieving age appropriate goals. Children build self-confidence through accomplishment and positive reinforcement from the adults in their lives. Holmdel Preschool provides opportunities for each child to thrive.
By setting specific goals for each learning environment, the professionals at Holmdel Preschool can assess each child’s progress within their own personal parameters. In essence, the child sets the pace for his or her own social, emotional, physical, intellectual and creative maturity. Our planned activities and daily programs focus on reaching social and emotional goals and the Holmdel Preschool staff and parents work together, partnering to help each child throughout their educational journey.
Our Learning Environments include: