Waterford’s Early Childhood Program is child-centered, developmentally responsive, and incorporates an emergent curriculum through which child-led questions shape ideas and learning. Our rich preschool curriculum ignites a passion for the arts through engagement in music, visual art, movement, and dance. Students become young mathematicians, readers, musicians, artists, dancers, and scientists. Friendships are strengthened through cooperation, play, and communication with peers and teachers.
During this critical window of opportunity, we help students develop habits of mind, including the ability to regulate emotions, sustain attention, plan, recall information, and to be flexible and adaptable. We view strong parent/teacher partnerships as essential, and value collaboration so that parents feel at ease and informed about their child’s learning.