Pre-Primary School (18 mos. - Prekindergarten)
Welcome to Laurel’s Pre-Primary!
I am thrilled you are here to learn more about Laurel’s program for girls and boys ages eighteen months to five years: Early Learners, Preschool, Prekindergarten and Outdoor Pre-Primary. I take such joy in welcoming all of the children to school each morning and watching the excitement in their eyes as they anticipate spending a new day under the care of our outstanding Pre-Primary faculty. We know children are full of energy, curiosity and potential during these magical early years – it is the goal of Laurel’s Pre-Primary School to foster all three to the fullest.
Our cognitively rich and play-based curriculum encourages creativity and imagination while laying a foundation for academic success. Our days are focused on developing skills, nurturing talents, building confidence and cultivating each child in small classes making it possible to give every student the attention he or she needs.
In Laurel’s Pre-Primary, children are exposed to the best of both worlds. They learn and grow in our warm, caring, colorful and child-centered classrooms at our Lyman Campus, as they discover the wonder of school through play, technology and social engagement. At our 140-acre Butler Campus, they engage with the world around them and experience the natural elements with hands-on exploration. They examine trees, tromp through creeks, search for wildlife and create using objects found in nature.
At Laurel, we are passionate about helping children develop the emotional, social and cognitive skills that will serve them well throughout their lives. We look forward to having you visit so you can see for yourself what makes Laurel’s Pre-Primary so unique.
Jane Reinschreiber Walker ‘74
Director of the Pre-Primary School
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- Why do I use numbers?
- Why is it important for some things to happen in order?
- Why are words important?
- What do I learn from stories and books?
- How can I tell my stories?
- What can I observe and understand about the natural world?
- What do I learn from experimentation?
- What is a community?
- How can I become a good member of my community?
- What can I learn about places I have never visited?
- What can I learn from people I have never met?
- What can I learn about events that have already happened or are happening now?
- Why do people have rules and laws?