Carden Day School Preschool program offers a pleasant, purposeful atmosphere in which three- and four-year- old children are awakened to the joy of learning. Carden trained teachers offer constructive guidance, and are aware of the particular needs of each child. The Carden Day School Preschool program utilizes a three-step learning process through which children experience, identify, and define the flowers, plants, and animals that fill the world around them. Teachers help the children’s vocabulary to grow by using adult vocabulary. Carefully selected literature promotes the development of a powerful vocabulary. Children will enjoy Ask Mr. Bear and Good Night Moon, among others. Listening to their teacher read short Carden stories such as Who Likes to Fly? will introduce young ones to rhythmic reading and questions to develop comprehension as they begin to read on their own. Our teachers provide practical experience with numbers. Through the use of games, pictures, and colorful blocks, children come to understand the concept of whole numbers, and to experience addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
Carden Day School has a fundamental commitment to provide instruction based on the philosophy and teaching techniques developed by Mae Carden. Our teachers help the students develop a genuine desire to read, write, speak, and listen accurately. They instill good work habits in their students, and the stamina to work productively. At Carden Day School, the individuality of each and every student is respected. Such an atmosphere encourages students to respect the individuality of others. The Carden Curriculum emphasizes the interrelationship of the content of the subjects presented. It releases teaching time for a broadened curriculum because of the success students achieve in language arts. To ensure the quality of Carden instruction, our teachers attend regularly scheduled educational programs offered by the Carden Educational Foundation
Carden Day School's sensorial enrichment promotes and fine-tunes the development of the five senses in order to build distinction and discrimination. Our materials are designed to allow the child to work independently and thus promote self confidence. The sensorial curriculum strengthens the children's comprehension and understanding of the material taught while utilizing their five senses: sight, sound, taste, smell, and touch. Children learn to discriminate size, color, weight, and texture.