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Olivet School has a Play-based
approach to Preschool/K Curriculum (as opposed to Montessori, Waldorf, Reggio Emilia, Academic approach).
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Play-based programs are the most common type of preschool and Kindergarten, and are founded on the belief young children learn best through play. Largely open-ended and minimally structured, play-based programs aim to develop social skills and a love of attending school. “Pre-academic” skills are taught, but in a more indirect way than at, say, an Academic program: through children playing in different “stations” set up around the classroom, which children choose on their own volition. Stations often contain an indirect lesson or developmental goal. Play-based classrooms are highly social and active.
Preschool/K Curriculum at schools on OurKids.net
Play-based - 20%
Montessori - 29%
Waldorf - 2%
Reggio emilia - 6%
Academic - 43%
What Olivet School says: Kindergarten is treated as a transition year to the formal education process. The children work on number, colour, shape and language skills, these are balanced with lots of attention on social development among peers and teachers.
We introduce foundational ethical ideas: helpfulness, teamwork, caring for the environment, respectfulness and safety. Kindergarteners are taught about heaven, the presence of a loving Creator, and the constant care He provides through angels and parents.
Due to COVID guidelines, physical distancing requirements, and to ensure the safety of the children in our care, Olivet School has decided to close our Tot’s Time, Playschool and grade 3 for the 2020/2021 year. We are more than happy to accept enrolments for these programs for 2021/22.