The Rock Spring Preschool Program
The Rock Spring Preschool Program is based around 3 main elements: learning through play, thematic units and the HighReach Curriculum. These elements are woven into each day to take into account the different interests, varied levels of development, and multiple modes of learning of our children. The goal is to ensure that our children are stimulated and challenged each and every day and continue to develop the skills they will need to be successful in kindergarten and beyond.
Our Program informally begins well before the preschool years as we help our babies and toddlers develop language, reasoning, motor, and social skills. While all three elements of our Program are present throughout the RSCC classrooms, emphasis shifts from learning through play in the early years, more towards thematic units in the intermediate years, to a more formal curriculum in preschool.
The Program is overseen, developed and managed by our School Administrators and our excellent team of teachers. Our President has a Masters Degree in Elementary Education and taught kindergarten, second, fourth and sixth grade classes in the Montgomery County Public School System. Our Program Director is working on a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction for Early Childhood Education. Between our lead preschool teachers, we have degrees in Early Childhood Education, Special Education, Elementary Education, and over 30 years of combined teaching experience.
We get great feedback from our parents that our “little graduates” are well prepared for kindergarten. However, we take the approach that by providing a rich learning environment where our children enjoy their day, we are able to meet their needs on many different levels. Because we are a full day, year round experience for most of our children, play and fun are critical components to success.