RCD PRESCHOOL PROGRAM
Rye Country Day School offers morning, full day, and afternoon preschool programs for three and four year olds.
Our preschool students are offered the following programs:
2 day (Tue/Thurs) Morning 8:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
2 day (Tue/Thurs) Full day 8:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
3 day (Mon/Wed/Fri) Morning 8:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
3 day (Mon/Wed/Fri) Full day 8:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5 day (Monday-Friday) Morning 8:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
5 day (Monday-Friday) Full day 8:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Our Preschool Program at Rye Country Day School provides a safe and nurturing environment which promotes the physical, social, emotional and cognitive development of young children. We believe that learning occurs as a result of the interaction between the child's thoughts and rich experiences with materials, ideas and people. The experiences we provide match the child's developing abilities and challenge the child's interest and understanding. Our integrative approach focuses on the process of learning, giving children the tools which help them become successful and responsible learners.
By meeting the children at their individual levels, by involving them actively in their learning, and by celebrating their growth, we help to build a positive self-esteem. Each child becomes an integral part in a community of learners. This community of learners is in turn nurtured by the cooperative efforts of teachers and parents.
Through many varied experiences our children begin to explore and experience the beauty and function of language. Children are provided many opportunities to see how reading and writing are useful before they are instructed in letter names, sounds and word identification. An abundance of activities are provided to develop language and literacy through meaningful experience: listening to and reading stories and poems, taking field trips, dictating stories, enjoying a print rich environment, talking informally with other children and adults, and experimenting with early writing.
With first hand experiences the children gain understanding in several areas of the social sciences. The content of our social studies experience is based on the interests, needs, backgrounds and developmental levels of each student. We have a deep commitment to environmental education. We are also committed to developing an anti-biased curriculum and providing meaningful multicultural experiences for our children. In science we focus on animals, objects and events in the child's natural environment. We believe that children need to have many opportunities to explore and interact with their world.
The goal of our mathematics program is to develop understanding and insight of the patterns of mathematics through the use of concrete materials. Mathematics activities are naturally woven throughout our curriculum.
Our integrated approach to Art allows children the freedom to experiment with a variety of materials and techniques based on their interests. Art production is process oriented and involves two dimensional activities such as painting and printmaking as well as three dimensional projects like sculpture, weaving and woodworking. Creative Movement, song, dance and theater are incorporated into our curriculum on a daily basis.