Preschool: (PreK3 – Kindergarten)
Every child acquires knowledge through interactions with parents, peers, and educators. Children’s explorations take on multiple dimensions as they investigate the world using their unique personalities and abilities. At St. Philip’s, teachers listen carefully to children’s observations, then collaborate in classroom teams to interpret and document these ideas. Thus, the curriculum builds upon the inherent interests of the students themselves.
The pre-school program at St. Philip’s is inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach. For over 70 years, this innovative methodology has helped cultivate a lifelong passion for learning and exploration in children around the world. Its guiding belief is that children possess a natural capacity for joy, a sense of wonder, and the motivation to make sense of their surroundings. It is a philosophy that has gained international acclaim because of the way it views and respects the potential of a child. This approach is further enhanced by the presence of three dedicated educators who have been trained in the Reggio Emilia approach and continue to learn and explore ways in which to incorporate its methods in meaningful ways.