Playful Directions

Mrs. Forst's Pre-Kindergarten Blog

Our Curriculum

(Otherwise known as What We Teach)

This section contains short articles describing our Winchester Thurston North curriculum.   We will also explain our perspective on a few educational terms that can certainly have a myriad of meanings.

Our premise is that classroom and outdoor time should be both enjoyable and academic.  We believe that they are not mutually exclusive.  Our goal at Winchester Thurston North is an intellectually challenging, engaging educational experience that develops each child as an individual.  Through research and personal experience, we have found that young children are most engaged in learning academic content when it is directly related to their interests.  When their questions drive the topic of study, they are more inclined to write, draw, assess, research, compare, and learn new information.  Retention of information is related to the internal connections one makes within the brain.  The more personal connections one has to the topic, the deeper the learning.

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