Welcome to Preschool at Sayre where we spend our days immersed in joyful exploration and discovery!
We offer nurturing, creative preschool programs for children ages 2-5 which are built upon our inherent belief that young children are capable learners who need to be given opportunities to explore, engage, express their ideas, and make decisions. Our highly collaborative classrooms utilize a problem-solving approach to learning that is based in play and project work.
We know that children learn best by doing and that our job is to use everyday opportunities to help children learn to solve problems, explore their environment, develop their language skills, make friends, and find answers to questions. Our play-based curriculum is holistic and children build their cognitive, social, language, and physical skills through dramatic play, multi-sensory activities, project work, age-appropriate group times, music, art and outdoor exploration. We support children’s development of initiative and creativity by cultivating an environment that encourages them to try out new ideas and to risk making mistakes. Teachers are partners in learning and work to prepare rich learning environments while also being responsive to children’s questions and needs as they emerge.
We have expertise in the key “pre-academic” skills that children need to develop prior to entering kindergarten and ensure that our classrooms provide the opportunity to learn these skills in real-life contexts that make sense to children. Early literacy, numeracy, and fine motor skills are woven into play scenarios and project work in ways that allow children to build strong conceptual understandings and skills while having fun! We also understand that for most children, our classrooms are their first experience outside of the context of “family” and we work hard to provide a safe, caring environment for children to gain independence and self-control while taking initiative and asserting themselves in socially acceptable ways.
If you are a parent of a young child searching for an engaging, balanced program, we invite you visit our campus and see how our programs come alive!
Please use the links below to explore specific aspects of our preschool programming.