For Children 3 to 6 Years
Three to six year olds are immersed in exploring their world. At RiverRun, surrounded by hands-on materials and activities, their learning is an experiential process. Practical life (everyday living skills) and sensorial work form the foundation for children’s discoveries and skill development. Filled with a sense of wonder and love of learning, growing in independence and internalizing a sense of order, primary children are introduced to ideas and knowledge across a similar breadth of curricular areas as the elementary children.
We strive to provide each primary student with a safe, stimulating and peaceful environment where they can delight in the exploration of their world, develop friendships, gain practical life skills and build a foundation for future academics.
The Primary Program child’s day begins by being...
Warmly greeted by a teacher -- COMMUNITY
Being taught to change their own shoes and take care of their belongings -- INDEPENDENCE
Joining their class for “morning circle” -- SOCIAL TIME
Their morning will progress with...
Child engaging puzzles, maps, art supplies, etc. in the classroom -- JOYOUS EXPLORATION
Receiving individual or small group lessons -- INTELLECTUAL DEVELOPMENT
Participating in snack time -- SELF NURTURING
The morning session will usually end with the class outside in our new primary playground -- PHYSICAL MOVEMENT
Or, on a guided walk among the trees, flora and fauna on our property -- LOVE OF NATURE
Students will return to the classroom where they will...
Join classmates for lunch-- GRACE & COURTESY
Those students staying full day will be rejuvenated by nap time or quiet time -- PEACE
Participate in reading, writing, math works and other “Big” projects -- CONCENTRATION