TESLA Day Preschool Program
Children between age two and three are sprouting up into young people with wide-eyes and a curious vocabulary. The emphasis in this program is to nurture the connection between home and school, socially adjust, and learn in an environment planned to encourage discovery, independence, the imagination, and social interaction. In order to develop confidence and self-regulation, children are encouraged to help themselves, take initiative, and become increasingly independent. Children explore and work in large groups, small groups, and independently of one another through a balance of teacher-directed and child-initiated activities. Our classes are kept small, with two co-teachers in each class.
The encouragement of each child’s natural curiosity and interest is important at this developmental age. Therefore, children actively participate and co-create in the learning process through the many opportunities to learn by doing and through playing. The day unfolds with a diverse variety of ways to explore learning centers, practice listening skills, fine and gross motor skills, and to express and regulate emotions.
Students enjoy a variety of choices in the classroom, the garden, and the outdoor classroom. Our rich environment includes STEM centers, visits to the tinker-lab, sand and water play, dramatic play, art, blocks and erector building sets, a nature station, music, gardening, yoga, animal encounters and helping to care for our school animals, and multi-sensory art and light tables.
The Preschool Program is divided into the following classes:
- Preschool Two’s- for children who are two years in age.
- Preschool Three’s-for children who are three years in age.
Children who have not yet graduated from pull-ups can have extra assistance for an additional monthly fee.
*Bathroom Training Assistance is $100.00 per month. Parents provide the pull-ups and wipes. Teachers provide bathroom assistance and daily digital updates.