We are delighted to announce that after continuous inquiries, we are introducing State of Play’s brand new Preschool for children ages 3-5. Our program offers an art immersive, project-based and child-led emergent curriculum. State of Play Preschool takes place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays for a half day option from 9am-1pm or a full day program from 9am-3pm. We are now accepting applications for enrollment for the ‘22-’23 school year as well as ‘23-’24 if your child is not yet 3 years old. Our mixed age class caps at 15 children being led by a team of 3 skilled educators.
Preschool Pedagogy (our practice and method of teaching):
Creativity needs to be nurtured! State of Play’s preschool program is an art immersion and play-based experience. We value creative expression and social and emotional development as much as academics.
The job of a State of Play educator is to listen and respond to children’s questions and ideas and in order to do so, we will offer a truly child-led curriculum. Our approach is inquiry-based and emergent, fostering experiential learning in a relationship-centered environment. We provide children with a variety of inviting and open-ended materials allowing for an investigation and understanding of their properties and possibilities.
Our commitment to the social and emotional development of young children includes a conscious consideration for the individual as well as the greater community. State of Play students are provided an opportunity to become socially-minded thinkers by continuously connecting ourselves to the world around us through collaborative problem solving and meaningful discussion. Our goals are to develop innovative thinkers by encouraging curiosity and acknowledging the innate need to create.
We wish to motivate and inspire wonder, joy, and creativity in all the children who are part of our program.
9:00am Arrival and Sign In
9:00 - 9:30am Free Play, Art Studio Work
9:30 - 10:00am Morning Circle
10:00 - 10:30am Snack and Book Time
10:30am - 12:00pm Art Studio Work and Project Based Learning, Small Group Work
12:00 - 12:30pm Lunch
12:30 - 12:45pm Mindfulness
12:45 - 1:00pm Goodbye Circle
1:00 - 1:45pm Rest for 3/4s, Small Group Literacy or Numeracy for 4/5s
1:45 - 2:45pm Art Studio and Project Based Learning
2:45 - 3:00pm Reflection and Closing Circle
Half Day Program Tues, Wed, Thurs 9am - 1pm $1,000 per month
Full Day Program Tues, Wed, Thurs 9am - 3pm $1,250 per month