In addition to our integrated thematic curriculum which includes reading readiness skills, math, science, social studies, art and music, the children at Surreybrook participate in several enrichment programs which are provided as part of our standard tuition fees. These activities include greenhouse and butterfly garden activities, Spanish, Drama, Yoga, and Music. An example of our enrichment programs:
Art -Explore Art History and create various art projects from Nature inspired crafts; Oil painting; Plaster sculptures and crafts with our very own Ms. Gaby who holds a Bachelor's in Art Education.
Spanish - Studies show that learning a language is easiest for younger children; they have an acute ability to mimic sound, enabling them to quickly develop fluency and avoid developmental accents. In fact, children who begin learning a second language after age ten are unlikely to ever speak it like a native. Our exciting, learning-based Spanish program will allow your child early entry into the fascinating world of the Spanish language and the cultures it represents. Songs, games, stories, puppets and hands-on activities will allow your child to learn Spanish in an environment which mimics that of early first language acquisition. The primary focus will be on language exposure. This class will aid your child in building basic conversation skills and acquiring age appropriate vocabulary. Topics include: weather, greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family members.
Science - Explore your (Children explore their) environment by looking at and learning about insects, animal homes, geology, life science and gardening. (They) Learn the physical science behind bubbles, electrical connections, chemistry and much more!
Drama - Through theatre games, improvisation exercises and creative movement, children will explore and share their imaginations as they build creative worlds full of memorable characters and enjoyable stories. A fun and engaging wat for all children to develop confidence, self-expression and communication skills.
Our special visitors have included chefs, book illustrators, South Pole scientists, tap dancers, storytellers, musicians, farmers, and more.
7:00-8:30 Arrival, manipulatives, learning centers
8:30-9:00 Open Centers, Free Play
9:00-9:30 Circle Time
10:00-10:30 Language Arts/ Handwriting
10:30-11:00 Nature’s Classroom/Playground Time
11:00-11:30 Yoga / Spanish / Special Programming
11:30-11:45 Math / Science
12:30-1:00 Story time
1:00-3:00 Nap / Rest time / quiet activities
3:00- 3:30 Snack/Story
3:30 - 5:30 Nature’s Classroom/Playground Time
5:30-6:00 Books / Circle Time