The Linton Hall School’s Little Sprouts Preschool Program is an excellent opportunity for children aged two years, six months to five years to develop the skills necessary to be life-long learners. Drawing upon 30 years of experience in early childhood education we have created a nurturing, developmentally appropriate learning environment designed to ensure all children will achieve at their highest ability while having fun at the same time.
Our day includes prayer, outdoor exploration, independent and group activities, which nurture a sense of respect for themselves and others.
Our preschool program is unique because we challenge students to be creative, critical creative thinkers, and determined problem solvers who are not afraid to try new things. It all starts with the trust and loving bonds we build with children and their families. One of the greatest gifts we can give a child is unconditional love. This fosters security, self-esteem, fulfillment, and respect.
Children are more likely to be motivated to participate if curriculum content has meaning in their lives. Our teachers act as guides, valuing each child’s voice, cultural background and learning style. By observing and interacting closely with the children, we provide the materials and opportunities each child needs to discover and grow.
We believe process is more important than product. Children learn by doing and it is the journey and the experimenting and exploration and inquiry that have the most value. Our program builds upon the natural curiosity young children have about the world. Our rich natural environment and small class sizes allow for a wide range of opportunities for exploration and discovery.
We show our children how to take a deep breath, slow down, and wonder at the beauty of nature. Children are curious. We encourage them to stop and look at things with attention and marvel at the beauty and miracles of the world God has created for us- be it a spider web, butterfly or budding flower.
At Little Sprouts Preschool, it is our goal to make a positive impact on our community. We would like to see a world where random acts of kindness are less random. It is through God’s love, that our children learn respect and compassion for all living things, including themselves. A key element of our preschool program is to show our children what caring means. Role modeling and supporting them in their efforts is a much more meaningful experience than just written words. We focus on observation, patience, and respect for all living creatures, in and outside the classroom.