Specials provide children with opportunities to explore and learn in different ways, while also promoting important social-emotional and physical development.
Music and Movement classes are designed to help children develop their gross and fine motor skills, as well as their coordination, balance, and spatial awareness. These specials might include activities such as yoga, dance, or outdoor play, and are taught by experienced teachers who are skilled in creating an environment that encourages exploration and movement.
Library classes are designed to promote a love of reading and storytelling, while also developing children’s language and literacy skills. These specials might include read-alouds, storytelling, and opportunities for children to browse and select books from the library.
Physical Education begins at Kindergarten specials to promote physical fitness and health, as well as developing children’s teamwork, cooperation, and sportsmanship. These specials might include activities such as ball games, relay races, and other team sports, and are taught by experienced coaches who are skilled in creating a safe and supportive environment for children to develop their physical abilities.
Community days are another important aspect of the program. These days provide opportunities for children to engage with their community and to learn about the world around them. Community days might include field trips to local museums, parks, or cultural centers, or visits from local artists, musicians, or other community members.