There are certain windows of opportunity in everyone's life, and Anne Sullivan Kindergarten offers a window into life-long learning for your child. In a caring and supportive environment, Anne Sullivan School's experienced teachers will nurture your child's natural curiosity and love of exploration and discovery as well as an attitude of gratitude for all the gifts we have around us. Children are in the care of dedicated teachers at all times, including the hours outside the formal program. At Anne Sullivan School, every moment is a teaching moment. Children are prepared academically, emotionally, socially and physically for formal schooling. The kindergarten follows a curriculum that meets or exceeds the required state standards, encompassing language, reading, math, science, Spanish, music, art and physical education. The kindergarten at our school is structured to provide children with the basic foundations for integral growth in future academic endeavors.
The small classes and teaching methods used provide an atmosphere which allows children to advance beyond the program as far as they are interested and able with opportunities for every child to pursue his or her special talents and demonstrate areas of strength. There is a ratio of one teacher for eight children during the morning and one teacher for twelve children in the afternoon. Since the class is small, the program is individualized; each child s needs are evaluated and met through a schedule of daily work and activities. The emphasis is on learning by doing, employing all the senses and intelligences in a variety of stimulating, joyful and meaningful experiences.
Having a full day allows time for all children to benefit from a varied academic program as well as time for making friends, learning to work as a team, and expanding learning experiences to include the community and the environment. The children participate in academic activities from 8:30 a.m-12:00 noon, after which they have a nutritious homemade lunch prepared on site. At 1:00 p.m. the children have a guided exploration of music and dance as well as nature walks, sports and self initiated arts and craft activities with the goal of addressing the children’s interests and developing the whole child. At 3:00 p.m. they have snack and those who choose to stay, engage in open-ended and playful activities and self initiated practice skills. Children can remain until 5:30 pm without extra cost in their weekly tuition. Our kindergarten program is also designed to meet the needs of working parents, who need to have their children attend school on a full-time basis.
The Kindergarten combines formal instruction with discovery learning intermixed with periods of child-initiated activities. In this environment the children have the opportunity to take initiative, make choices, form close, lasting friendships with their peers and work with social problem solving and communication skills, tools of relationships that are useful for a lifetime.
Situated on thirty landscaped acres, Anne Sullivan Kindergarten offers its students a spacious and well equipped play yard and also opportunities to interact with nature in her intricate and changing ways. To promote understanding of the earth and the environment the program offers activities like planting, composting, worm farming and caring for the garden. In addition, the daily schedule provides green time for the children to enjoy time outside in the fresh air and explore the delights of the natural environment.
Please call to schedule an individual tour and observation or sign up for a parents informational meeting.