At Perinton Nursery School, we follow the academic school of thought of Jean Piaget and Reggio Emilia. Piaget believed that children actively construct knowledge as they explore and manipulate the world around them. Emilia believed that participation, environment, family, and community are the foundation to a child’s learning experience. Our group of learners are eager and ready to absorb all sorts of things! From inviting members of the community into our school to share their skills with us, to learning about the four seasons, holidays around the world, magnets, space, and animal habitats. New themes are introduced weekly, with differentiated activities for our 3’s, 4’s, and Kinderprep classes.
The preschool “basics” are covered as well. Our daily schedule includes fun activities that teach and reinforce letter recognition, counting, patterning, early literacy skills, weather, calendar, graphing, and more. Academic concepts are woven into daily small and large group instruction. Our low student-to-adult ratio allows for smaller groups and more individualized teaching. Our goal at Perinton Nursery School is for our students to have a positive concept of self, enjoy coming to school, and develop the skills for kindergarten readiness. All lessons are aligned with the New York State Prekindergarten Foundation for the Common Core.
In accordance with NYS Standards, our curriculum is divided into the following domains:
- Approaches to Learning
- Physical Development and Health
- Social and Emotional Development
- Communication, Language, and Literacy
- Approaches to Communication
- English Language Arts and Literacy
- Cognition and Knowledge of the World — Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, The Arts, Technology