Early Childhood Education

Greenwood preserves the magic of childhood. Children who complete our program have a healthy sense of self, budding social skills, an interest in learning and a developing sense of respect for others and the environment.

Beginning in Preschool and Kindergarten, the teachers take a whole-child approach and begin to access the children’s mind through their budding will and active hands.  Developmentally, this is where the young child lives – in doing and testing.

Preschool curriculum

In Preschool, the children experience the world through playful investigation of their capacities. The children digest what they see and experience in a safe and loving environment.  This helps develop compassion, patience and social skills while also building foundational skills for future learning. There is a mindfulness and intention behind everything you find in the preschool classroom.

Our teachers nourish imagination through developmentally-based activities, preparing young ones for future learning through drama, art, movement and music. The home-inspired environment nurtures a soothing transition into the school years.

Kindergarten

In Kindergarten, the teachers trust the children to learn through engagement with the world. Our soothing classrooms have thoughtful toys and activities to entice and develop all of the senses. This hones an ability to concentrate and fosters clarity of purpose. The trained teachers ignite the ever-present wonder in children through music, art, drama and movement. The focus is on pre-literacy, where the children learn to listen in order to develop the reading comprehension and pre-math skills so necessary for future grades.

The job of an educator is to teach students to see vitality in themselves.
— Joseph Campbell