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Programs

Our unique approach to learning has proven beneficial as our graduating students enter kindergarten ahead of their peers. In an effort to ensure all of our students learning styles and needs are addressed, we combine a variety of Preschool Philosophies and Early Learning Styles.

The Preschool Philosophy we have at Sweet Beginnings is one in which we must be flexible and accommodating to the many different types of learners we have in our school. Students have their own unique ways of learning, understanding and demonstrating their knowledge. We incorporate into our lessons a variety of activities to meet each individual child. Extending this level of flexibility and variety of experiences has been key to offering a successful early learning environment. With the intention of offering students meaningful lessons and unique experiences we develop weekly lesson plans from many reliable early learning curriculums and resources. Infants and toddlers plans are more individualized, as opposed to whole group lessons. Students in our preschool work independently, in small groups and large groups. In our Prekindergarten classroom we follow the Learning without Tears Curriculum for morning lessons and then work from other resources for extension activities throughout the afternoon. Over the years we have learned that subscribing to one specific curriculum limits us. It does not allow us to meet the needs of all children, so we incorporate a mixed curriculum approach to meet the needs of all students.

Our school is designed to be flexible, making us a good fit for many families.  Society is evolving and we offer you a versatile program that will assist your child by helping them fill their toolboxes for success in life.  This is a crucial piece of what we offer.  At Sweet Beginnings children discover an environment that provides them with an opportunity to gain life skills, independence, and the tools they need to become responsible members of society.  We include experiences in the classroom that are unique, meaningful, and enriching.  Sweet Beginnings teachers arrange their schedule and lessons to meet the needs of all students and provide each of them with chances to be both leaders and strong supporters.

Each day there are a variety of activities structured for independent work time, small group and large group activities.  Students participate in their classroom community.  Each child assists teachers in planning the next lessons or themes, by sharing their interests and following their curiosities during work time, asking questions and having conversations with other children and teachers.  Throughout each day there are times children guide their own learning, times teachers are working independently with a student or group of students, and times when children work together in a partnership or group.  Sweet Beginnings encourages teachers to seek additional training, certifications, and continuing education.  We strive to demonstrate the value of lifelong learning to our students and serve as the role models they need to become lifelong learners themselves.