Preschool: Early Education at Barnesville School
"Play is our brain's favorite way of learning." - Diane Ackerman
Learning Through Play
We offer two distinct preschool programs: Early Childhood (EC) for 3-year-olds and Pre-Kindergarten (Pre-K) for 4-year-olds. Both are half-day, morning programs with an optional afternoon enrichment.
Sending your child to a high-quality preschool is one of the most important steps you can take as a parent. Research shows that strong early education sets students up for success in school and in life. During these critical years, they’ll build academic foundations while developing socially, emotionally, and physically. Preschool students at Barnesville School explore core subject areas such as reading, math, science, and history through stimulating and developmentally appropriate lessons, putting in place the building blocks for all future learning. The experience is enhanced by music, foreign language, library time, and other enriching activities.
Early Childhood Program
For most, our early childhood program is a first exposure to formal education. In a joyful and nurturing environment, a genuine love for learning is fostered early on. Three-year-old students take in new information at an exceptional rate. Our teachers leverage their natural curiosity through hands-on learning experiences. Students put on their chef's hats and try their hands at muffin making. They learn firsthand about the process of hatching chickens. They explore the outdoors through scavenger hunts, and even raise Monarch butterflies from eggs before releasing them into the wild. Each year, our EC curriculum is filled with new and exciting adventures.
Four-year-olds need to master certain foundational skills before entering kindergarten. Our pre-kindergarten program focuses not only on academic readiness, but on valuable social and emotional skills that are vital for learning in collaboration with others. A thematically based curriculum introduces core subject areas through real-world experiences. Our "Passport Program" allows children to take dramatic virtual trips to several different continents. We create our own ice cream stand and pizza parlor using real food items. The alphabet and letter sounds, as well as basic mathematical skills, are at the forefront of our learning activities in preparation for kindergarten-level study.
Learn More about Preschool at Barnesville
If your little one is about to embark on the adventure of early education, we hope you’ll consider the opportunities that Barnesville School can provide. Take the next step by scheduling a visit today.