“Whole Child” Preschool Educational Focus
Newcastle Preschool has a comprehensive curriculum that educates the whole child, not just one part.
The founder generally subscribes to developmentally appropriate practices promoted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), though we provide substantially more classroom academics than most NAEYC compliant preschools. Newcastle is not a Montessori school though the lesson plans include hands-on Montessori equipment and some of its strategies.
This balanced process requires a great deal of expertise, resources and hard work. The Newcastle preschool experience contains very deliberate doses of all the essential building blocks of Early Childhood Education. Newcastle has a time tested age-appropriate pre-kindergarten academic curriculum that includes literacy, reading readiness, social studies, math and science with a strong music, art and social and emotional development program. Newcastle Preschool also includes daily outdoor physical activity and play.
Click on this link to view general information and resources on Whole Child Education from the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)