"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world". Nelson Mandela
Our preschool 1 classroom is home to our youngest students that we fondly refer to as our "Littles". In our toddler room, your little one will be loved and cared for the way you would if you were home with them. Even though they are little they still have a structured schedule and tons of fun including singing and dancing, painting, simple arts and crafts, short circle times, and introduction to colors, shapes, letters, and numbers.
Our Preschool 2 classroom is a fun place to be. There are plenty of ways to explore and learn in this room. Two year olds are the most curious and imaginative. They have blocks, dolls, trucks, trains, animals, dinosaurs, almost anything you would need to have fun as a two year old. The great thing is that while they think they are just playing they are really learning lessons they will use their whole life; sharing, being kind, waiting for a turn, sitting and listening for short times, the list goes on and on. They also begin learning more about the basics of colors, shapes, letters and numbers along with starting to recognize their names.
In the Preschool 3 room, they are learning to begin to be independent. Self-help skills, socialization, and how to be a great friend is a big part of the year in Preschool 2. They also begin to work on academics more; such as learning to recognize letters, writing their names, rote and quantity counting, and simple science experiments. Three years old is a tough age for most...your not a baby anymore but not quite a big kid yet either...but you can rest assured that we have the knowledge to help them through this time in their lives.
The Pre-K experience at The Mustard Seed is without a doubt the best your child can have in the area! Once your child completes their year in Pre-K they will be very well prepared to begin kindergarten. They will learn everything from sight words to responsibility for their belongings to counting to 100 to being kind to their friends. They will perform science experiments, engage in sensory play, use their imaginations in dramatic play, and build the most amazing structures during STEM learning.