In support of the health and safety of the Paideia Community, cloth face coverings are required on all Paideia campuses.
Paideia Preschool prepares little ones for kindergarten while they begin to gain foundations for success. Founded on development of the whole child – body, mind, heart, spirit – toddlers and preschoolers are introduced to the Paideia model and culture. As children begin to expand their social, emotional, cognitive and language skills, our credentialed teachers also encourage and prepare preschoolers to begin understanding math and science concepts.
At Paideia Preschool, toddlers and preschoolers are welcomed to their second home with a deep sense of belonging within our safe community. Each child is nurtured, loved, and respected for their individuality. In our culture, Paideia Preschoolers gain confidence while developing into eager learners with a love for lifelong learning.
Quality First – a signature program of First Things First – partners with child care and preschool providers to continually improve the quality of early learning programs across Arizona. We are proud to partner with Quality First to provide quality early care and education in our whole-child preschool setting, where we prepare our young learners for school and life.
MOVEMENT & COORDINATION
Learning movement and coordination skills are essential parts of your child’s holistic development. Your young scholar will be appropriately challenged and engaged in targeted physical activities to simulate growth in physical intelligence.
Our age-appropriate rigorous curriculum teaches not in isolated exercises but through activities that encourage curiosity. Our program challenges young scholars to stimulate their mind in Math Reasoning, Scientific Reasoning, Language and Literacy.
SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL
We provide carefully structured social play and learning to stimulate emotional and social intelligence. Your young scholar develops interpersonal social skills, self-awareness, and healthy habits in “real-time” to prepare them for future learning.
Our whole-child approach to learning engages preschoolers in self-reflection about their own and others’ behaviors (positive, productive, loving or otherwise) as they are experienced. Through introspection, their inner compass connects and guides their other intelligences (body, mind, heart) into following "true north" principles.
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Paideia Preschool supports our families in the education and upbringing of the whole child – body, mind, heart, spirit – to empower our young scholars to achieve success in school, community, and life.
We combine our whole-child curriculum with ample physical play (body), rigorous exploratory academics (mind), emotional and social interaction (heart), and self-reflection on principles of character (spirit) to promote healthy development and learning.
Young children seem to be naturally drawn to touching, manipulating, and examining the objects they find around them. Our math goal is to build upon this curiosity and desire to explore.
In the context of experiences with concrete objects and then with pictures, the child is asked to recognize similarities and differences, classify objects and shapes, recognize/create patterns in sequences of objects and make comparisons among objects, using simple measurement skills.
He or she is also asked to quantify small groups of objects, to count and to demonstrate a basic understanding of addition and subtraction as “putting together” and “taking away.” In each instance, the child is asked to move from the concrete experience to representing knowledge symbolically using mathematical language, such as “more than,” and “less than,” “longer,” “shorter,” number words (“three” and “four”), numerical symbols (“3″ and “4″), and so on.
Our science curriculum introduces children to a systematic way of looking at, describing, and explaining the world around them. Children should be given many opportunities for systematic observation and hands-on investigation of both the living and material world. Building on these experiences, children can progress from describing and explaining what is observed to making predictions based on these observations.
This systematic approach may be summarized as: (1) reflect and ask questions, (2) plan an activity and predict what will happen, (3) carry out the activity and observe what happens, and (4) report findings (words, drawings, displays, photos, etc.) and reflect on other related questions.
Our music program enriches your child’s day with exciting fun and a great opportunity to make noise, be a child, sing, dance, and live in the blissful world of music. It truly enhances and expands your child’s educational experience. A few of the things our music program will focus on are:
Our art program provides a fun and educational exposure to art. Your child will have a great hands-on experience while they explore and develop their creative talents. A few of the things our art program will focus on are:
Learning movement and coordination skills are essential parts of your child’s development. We provide specific emphasis on activities that will help develop these skills in your children. Some of the skills your child will learn through play and instruction are:
Through play and structured learning, your child will develop the needed social and emotional maturity to prepare them for future learning, interpersonal social skills, work habits and more. Some of the skills your child will learn through play and instruction are: