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Early Childhood


Whether in Early Childhood I (preschool age 3), Early Childhood II (age 4), or Kindergarten, each child enters our nurturing Early Childhood environment with a different set of talents and strengths. Our experienced, dedicated teachers and their classroom aides masterfully bring learning alive by creating a setting that encourages children to generate new ideas, show their understanding and express their thoughts and creativity in a variety of ways.

Utilizing the best practices in Early Childhood education, including a Reggio Emilia-inspired approach, students are able to establish a foundation for success in their next level of development and learning. By the end of Kindergarten, students are fully prepared to embrace the transition to the elementary grades. They are curious, capable and brimming with confidence. They can't wait for the next phase of their learning adventure to begin.

Christy Koense, Head of Lower School, oversees the Early Childhood and Kindergarten programs.