Kindergarten is Magical at Willow!
Willow teachers understand how young students learn best. They realize that curiosity is the key to a foundation for a lifelong love of learning. That’s why Willow’s kindergarten curriculum incorporates powerful methods that support your child’s natural curiosity and drive to learn about the world around him/her. These methods include:
Making Connections. Constructivist theory suggests that, as humans, we construct knowledge and form meaning based on the connections we make ourselves – versus having them handed to us. At Willow, we help young learners make those connections by getting to know their individual personalities and encouraging them to explore their own ideas about how the world works.
Learning Through Play. Countless studies reinforce that play is critical to cognitive, emotional, and social development. At Willow, play is schoolwork, especially in kindergarten. We encourage children to test new opinions and behaviors without dreading consequences. At Willow, each year the lessons look different. By incorporating play-based learning, Willow’s kindergarten curriculum keeps our youngest students’ natural curiosity alive and thriving.
A Hands-on Curriculum. Hands-on exploration at Willow is key to helping children propose their own philosophies and follow their questions to discover meaningful answers. Students are encouraged to work together but also empowered to determine their own conclusions. Being able to turn abstract concepts into concrete understanding is one of the many ways our younger students thrive.
Willow’s Montessori-trained kindergarten team explores these topics in more detail HERE
It’s never too early to start planning for kindergarten. We welcome you to connect with us and learn more about our magical kindergarten program.