The Integrated Preschool program at the Dewing School uses the Big Day for PreK curriculum published by Houghton-Mifflin-Harcourt. This exciting curriculum address Common Core State Standards in Social Emotional Learning, English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies all in a busy, center-based week of learning. The eight themes are organized to meet the interests of young learners throughout the year. Our curriculum offers a wide variety of literature sources including many popular and well-known children’s books. Materials are adjusted to meet the developmental ages and stages of our three- to five-year old students.
Our preschool students enjoy time in school learning through a variety of materials and experiences. Each day includes a morning meeting where we discuss the “Big Idea” of our theme. We then learn in small groups at various independent and guided centers around the classroom. Each weekly theme is supported by the speech language pathologist and physical therapist who each provide whole-group lessons to enhance learning.