Curriculum

Individualized and group instruction, with an excellent student/teacher ratio  
 
Learning objectives in-line with preparation for Frederick County Public School Kindergarten curriculum 
 
Ongoing formal and informal assessment to evaluate each child’s strengths, weaknesses, and preferred learning styles
 
Strong focus on social and emotional development including:
        Group Circle Time discussions and role plays
        Problem solving and conflict resolution strategies
        Monthly Character Development theme
        Self-help skill development
        Multicultural appreciation activities/themes
 
"Hands-on" learning activities such as cooking, scientific experiments, arts & crafts
 
Emphasis on developing a love for nature through recycling, gardening, walking the grass maze, playing the outdoor bamboo pipes, and sitting in the tepee
 
Daily activities in literacy, art, math, science, music, and movement incorporated with a weekly theme
 
Engaging learning and dramatic play centers
 
Outdoor playtime twice per day in the naturalistic playground, with flexibility in the schedule to extend science to the outdoors


No TV watching at Garden of Learning


Parent/teacher conferences twice per year

4 field trips each year

Guest presentations