The Owls (EC 4s) and junior kindergarteners were busy this week during Library/Computer time. They are beginning to get familiar with using a keyboard by finding letters and pressing the keys on the Alphabet Keyboard. It was tricky to find all of the letters of the alphabet on the keyboard, but they did it!
Princeton Preschool / Early Childhood Program
A Preschool Learning Experience for Boys and Girls Ages 2–4
Princeton, NJ Preschool for boys and girls ages 2–4
From ﬁrst discoveries to lasting skills, Stuart’s Early Childhood Program (EC) provides girls and boys with a joyful initial classroom experience and a solid foundation for the future. We nurture a sense of wonder and uncover what each child is curious about through frequent one-on-one interactions. We guide children to play it forward by exploring, questioning, and problem-solving—the essence of play. Our social and emotional skills-based curriculum, along with our academic program, provides girls and boys the building blocks for kindergarten. With our faculty’s love and support, the children develop conﬁdence and independence by speaking in front of others and learning to do for themselves. We know each child, and we are dedicated to helping children express themselves, discover their world, and become engaged and enchanted with learning.
Our students learn various skills – how to interact with peers and adults, how to imagine and be creative, and how to take care of themselves. It’s exciting seeing how eager they are to learn new things and how thrilled they are when they do.
Princeton Preschool Community
Children in the Early Childhood Program reap the rewards of an intimate, cheerful, age-appropriate environment that is part of a larger, caring, values-based community that extends through high school. Learn more about Stuart.
Heart is at the heart of all we do, and character-building—instilling respect, responsibility, cooperation, and kindness—is integral to the program and to a Sacred Heart education. The children feel our warmth when they spend time with their older “sisters.” Parents sense it, too. Welcomed into the extended Stuart family, they are involved in EC life and supported by a strong partnership between home and school.
Being part of a larger school also gives our youngest learners access to our wealth of facilities: beautiful classrooms, music and art rooms, playgrounds, libraries, gyms, fields, a nature trail, and stream—all on our 55-acre wooded campus. It is a peaceful place to make some joyful noise.
The experience of the teachers, coupled with the love they share with the children, is unmatched.
Princeton Preschool Faculty
The Early Childhood Program’s experienced, caring faculty are dedicated to preschool-age children. Experts in child development, our classroom teachers integrate reading, writing, math, science, and art with visits from specialists in music, religion, Spanish, technology, and creative movement. Our teachers have a genuine love for the children and are as excited by “I did it” moments as the children are themselves.
With wisdom and professionalism, helping hands and hugs, our teachers partner with parents to focus on the individual and the giant steps each will take.
On Tuesday, December 18, Stuart parent Clyde Beverly visited the Early Childhood classes to teach the boys and girls about Kwanzaa. He taught them how Kwanzaa is an African-inspired holiday where everyone can celebrate community and friendship by sticking together.
This week was an exciting week for seeing our Big Sisters. On Friday, our third grade Big Sisters from Mrs. King's class visited our room. Our class gathered with the Bee class and Mrs. O'Shea's third grade class in our room and we discussed the Christmas holiday and how important it is to give to others.
On Monday, Lower and Middle School Counselor Jennifer Peck-Nolte visited the EC Butterflies class to teach a lesson about "filling each other's buckets." We have talked about how "filling buckets" means to make others feel happy, and when we make others feel good, we fill our own buckets too.
The EC Owls visited Millie's Garden to work with Math Curriculum Specialist Susan Beshel for a festive math lesson. They worked on forward number sequence by writing the numbers missing on Christmas lights (numbers 1-15). After they finished that, they played a Santa board game with a friend which focused on forward sequence by moving the amount of spaces of the card they picked up said (1-3)