Bridge Primary (2s and 3s)
Our aptly named Bridge Primary Program is unique in that it serves children who do not meet standard cutoff date yet are developmentally ready for exposure to concepts, activities, and a program ready for their developmental and physical needs. The Bridge program sets the children on their learning path and allows them to explore and investigate all the areas of the classroom while adapting to a social world.
The Bridge program provides our young children with a gentle connection between home and school. The children’s first experience to a group setting in this smaller environment is tailored to each child’s unique developmental needs and interests. Each child’s natural need to explore and experience at this young age is supported by a careful selection of materials to encourage them to learn about themselves, while mastering developmental milestones such as sharing and taking turns.
The young children’s drive toward independence is supported by giving them time to finish and repeat a work until they feel satisfied. The carefully prepared environment offers them a sense of order and predictability, enabling them to satisfy their natural curiosity and need for exploration. Children learn to take care of themselves and their environment while engaging in practical work they often see their parents do at home. The pride and fulfillment they feel when mastering these tasks is celebrated daily in the classroom. Similarly, children learn to respect themselves and others while solving conflicts through our daily peacekeeping techniques. Their developing language skills are celebrated by giving them ample opportunity to practice conversation and speaking in front of their friends. The classroom environment is designed for the children to feel safe and feel their uniqueness and individuality is nourished and supported.
We also offer a wide range of services to meet the needs of our students and families. One of these services is early dropoff for our Bridge Primary Program. From 8AM to 8:30AM, our staff will be available to provide supervision and ensure a safe, fun and educational environment for your children.