Children who are 2, 3, and 4 years old are often ready for preschool. Playing and learning go hand-in-hand for preschool students. Our teachers take pride in working with children to help them develop socially and emotionally. Each classroom is created to make our students feel comfortable, with furniture and manipulatives intentionally chosen to create a sense of comfort for children and invite them to relax and freely explore. Our teachers understand that when children feel settled in an environment, they will be open to learning, sharing, and growing. Through these activities, preschool children from Coconut Grove, Pinecrest, Coral Gables, and South Miami, become contributing members of the classroom community.
Encouraging Preschool Students to Develop Socially, Emotionally and Physically
Our preschool classrooms are designed to encourage curiosity in students, and with the help of our teachers, the satisfaction of discovering answers. Our teachers, along with materials provided in the classroom, encourage development in each preschool child. The children grow in the areas of social development, mathematical development, as well as language, and literacy. Our preschool children, from Coconut Grove, Pinecrest, Coral Gables, and South Miami, enjoy the social and physical environments our school provides. Knowing they are in a safe space encourages learning. Our preschool children learn how to grow as individuals, using skills that foster independence and self-reliance. When they enter the preschool class, they continue to learn to express themselves, not only through language but also through dance, painting, sculpture, and writing. Our teachers help each preschool student learn through exploration and discovery.
Child-Centered Learning in Preschool
Our Reggio inspired philosophy brings teachers, students, and, oftentimes, parents together to develop critical early learning skills guided by the interests of the child. No matter the subject, from noticing changes in weather to building new structures with different materials, preschool students from Coconut Grove, Pinecrest, Coral Gables, and South Miami, have the opportunity to ask questions, make observations, and have discussions with our teacher and their parents. Preschool students in Pre-K classes and VPK are well prepared for school. During these classes, children meet all of the state standards by diving deeper into literacy rich environments that support children and their natural curiosity. These experiences prepare preschool students for a lifelong love of learning. For more information on preschool, call Margaux Early Childhood School at 305-667-9470 or visit www.margauxschool.org.