Around the World, A Social Studies program (4s)
This class will have the child explore and learn the important details and opportunities their immediate community has to offer. We will begin with the family, school, and town they live in. We will then introduce the larger component of social studies and learn about various countries around the world. We will learn what they each offer us, have contributed to our lives and helped to make our small world a better place. This class will focus on things each country invented, animals, food, sports and/or artists associated from each country.
Gardening, Animals & Nature (3s & 4s)
Children will explore a variety of gardening techniques including traditional, aeroponic and kitchen garbage gardening! They will learn how to grow flowers, fruits and vegetables from seeds and roots. They will also explore the natural world including animals, trees and plants. If your child loves all things nature, this is the class for him/her! Every child will receive their own gardening gloves!
Sports & Fitness (3s & 4s)
A rotation of multiple sports including t-ball, yoga/mindfulness, soccer, kickball, and basketball. Every class will begin with a warm-up, followed by stretching and ending with a cool down. A fun time for all children who are on the go and love to move! Every child will receive a team ECC hat!
Nutrition & Cooking (3s only)
Delicious, nutritious, and wholesome treats are on the menu. Your little chef will learn different cooking and baking techniques. Children will learn about food groups and the importance of a balanced diet. We will eat what we create and send some home to share with you! A collection of our recipes in a cookbook will be our culminating activity. Every child will receive a chef’s hat and apron!
Language & Literacy (4s only)
Fiction and non-fiction literature-based activities, author studies, poetry, and bookmaking including writing and illustrating their very own storybooks! We will learn all about the WJC library and the process for borrowing books with our WJC librarian. Every child will receive a journal and set of colored pencils!
Reggio Room (3s only)
The Reggio Room uses the best practices of the Reggio approach to self-guided and experiential learning. Each session will have free play and exploration. Children will learn about the things that interest them and construct their own curriculum with the teachers. The Reggio Room will have a vast variety of manipulatives, process crafts, use of the light table, and much more. Children are encouraged to wear layers because this class will be held outside. Every child will receive a sun visor for outdoor adventures!
All Things Jewish (4s only)
Hebrew numbers, letters, phrases and music, holidays, cooking, Jewish values, bible stories, and virtual visits to Israel… so many fun and interesting experiences for 3 to 5-year-old children. We will explore PJ Library books to learn so much more about Jewish culture. Children will create their very own Shema pillow! Every child will receive a Hebrew game!