At PWCC, we follow an emergent curriculum approach. This means that the topics and direction of learning come from the children themselves. By having curriculum decided according to what is known to be interesting to the child, such as music, dancing or painting, we are able to provide an inclusive environment for our children.
An important part of this approach is that our teachers closely observe and listen to the children. We are in constant dialogue with parents and our Counseling Corner is prepared to work individually with each family. Team planning sessions, with teachers and counselors, to create strategies so that children build upon their interests and to create community involvement.
Our staff works to document the children’s progress each day, communicating with parents through ProCare and weekly class newsletters. With our approach, using the emergent approach to Early Childhood Education, is that the environment as also a teacher. We pride ourselves on incorporating natural elements into classrooms and encouraging child’s imagination and play. The environment is a constant that influences the child on a daily basis. Due to this influence, children are provided with a wealth of learning opportunities that encourages them to explore, discover and problem-solve in their own unique way. These resources and material in the classroom and other areas of each setting are thought-provoking and inviting to inspire children to think outside the box.
Children’s activities change every half hour. This variety keeps the children active and motivated throughout the whole day. A typical daily schedule would include art, dance, math, and music. Our enrichment teaching staff ensures that children receive individual attention. It also ensures that they are always encouraged to participate and interact.
The curriculum of our class is organized around seasonal themes chosen by our Curriculum Coordinator and Head Teachers. Themes include cultural holidays, families, science, neighborhoods, transportation, seasons, and water. Curriculum is shared via the ProCare App, so that you know what your child is learning every day and can help continue the learning process at home.
Typical Early Childhood Schedule
7:15am - 9:00am
Drop-off + independent play
9:00am - 9:30am
9:30am - 10:00am
10:00am - 10:30am
Circle time (morning routine + songs)
10:30am - 11:30am
Outside play or Enrichment program
11:30am - 12:00pm
Sensory or art activity
12:30pm - 1:00pm
Story time (books + songs)
1:00pm - 1:30pm
1:00pm - 3:00pm
3:30pm - 4:00pm
4:00pm - 4:30pm
Group play (puzzles + games + center activities)
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Choice time/outside play (gross motor skills)
5:30pm – 6:00pm
5:30pm – 6:00pm
Story time (books)
Typical Afterschool Schedule
Arrive at Program
Snack and Special Project Time
Organized Choice (S.T.E.M., arts & crafts, literacy, building)
Enrichment (music & movement, theater, yoga, and snapology)