Young children are naturally curious and eager to investigate their environment. At SJEDS, our goal is to provide a stimulating, positive and secure environment in which children’s natural enthusiasm for solving problems, gaining new insights and refining concepts will be fostered. Our young students develop spiritually, socially, emotionally, intellectually, creatively and physically.
The classroom environment at our preschool allows students to investigate their world while learning skills in language arts, math, social studies and science. Students also participate in art, music, Spanish, library, physical education and religious education through drama (Kingdom Theatre) classes. Our character education program, Keys to the Kingdom, is interwoven throughout the day. The SJEDS global studies program provides students the opportunity to experience the culture of different countries around the world. Our weekly chapel service, designed for this specific age group, teaches the children the power of God’s love through scripture lessons, songs, and active student participation.
Our overall program encourages children to think and work both collaboratively and independently, as well as engage in tasks that motivate and challenge. Within the curriculum, the children engage in direct experiences with opportunities to review, reflect, and discuss what they’ve learned. The student’s natural curiosity is fostered as the foundation of personal motivation and problem solving abilities are created.