Welcome to Preschool
Our aim at CSM is to make the first steps of your child’s school adventure as smooth, positive and happy as possible. In the early years, we believe learning through playful inquiry is the foundation for intellectual, physical, and social and emotional growth.
Our program is unique and was designed under the inspiration of elements from the Reggio Emilia project approach, the Montessori method, and the English curriculum to ensure that children are prepared to meet the Literacy and Math competencies required for Primary School. The classroom environment is designed to learn through play, exploration, and social interactions. Research shows that playing is the way in which children engage their minds, organize their thoughts and store information using all their senses.
To support their learning, children may go on field trips, invite expert visitors, construct models, and conduct surveys.
We believe that a good relationship between teachers and parents is fundamental for encouraging young children to flourish and grow confidently and eager to learn. We look forward to working together with you to ensure that your child gets the very best start in education and become the best they can be.
THE PRESCHOOL PROGRAM AT A GLANCE
Nursery (age 3)
In Nursery, the children’s main focus is on personal, social, emotional, physical and language development. Children learn to speak, count, sing, play music, enjoy art, and discover a variety of physical activities. We believe that active bodies mean active minds. Class sizes are small. Physical education and music lessons are taught by specialist teachers.
Pre-Kindergarten (age 4)
The focus in Pre-K is to develop confident, independent, sociable and happy children. The three prime areas of learning; physical development, communication & language and personal, social & emotional development. Through a variety of activities, free play and structured sessions we seek to challenge and stimulate children beyond the boundaries.
Learning activities include:
- Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing
- Early Mathematics
- Music (with specialist teacher)
- Visual Art
- Health and Self-help skills
- Physical Education (with specialist teacher)