Early Learners at Palmetto Preschool thrive with our RELATIONSHIP-BASED CARE approach and also begin to participate in our BALANCED LEARNING experiences. Our staff of dedicated professionals spend time developing a partnership with families, and each child is assigned a primary care-giver who assesses and plans activities to foster their development. Additionally, the children in our two-year-old program participate in whole group, small group, and learning through play activities daily.
At Palmetto, our combined RELATIONSHIP-BASED care and BALANCED LEARNING approach ensures that early learners:
Learn to EXPLORE the world around them by having supportive adults that encourage exploration with familiar and new materials and experiences. Teachers show enthusiasm for each new discovery, and talk about and share enjoyment as each child learns new things or tries a new activity.
Learn to manage their EMOTIONS by having caregivers that establish a sense of trust and security by developing warm and responsive relationships. Teachers incorporate whole and small group lessons focused on identifying and processing feelings and self-calming techniques.
Learn SOCIAL SKILLS by experiencing positive relationships with their caregivers who model and encourage empathy, making choices, and helping others. Teachers create opportunities for children to play and problem-solve with others.
Develop MOTOR SKILLS by having safe and well-supervised environments, inside and outside, where children have many and varied experiences to develop both their large and small muscles.
Develop LANGUAGE SKILLS by having teachers model good conversational skills, read a wide variety of books, and ask open-ended questions. Teachers and students also sing songs and complete finger plays together to assist with language skill development.
Develop COGNITIVE SKILLS by being introduced to interesting materials, toys, activities and sensory experiences that help children expand on their knowledge, imagination, and problem-solving skills.
In the Palmetto Preschool EARLY LEARNERS program, students experience personalized, relationship based care in an educational environment designed for exploring, growing, and learning.