Early Childhood Program
The Early Childhood Program at Trinity School for Children is deeply rooted in child development and follows in the footsteps of Lucy Sprague Mitchell, founder of the Bank Street School for Children and the great progressive educators; Dewey, Erickson, Piaget to name a few. Our program is a replication of the laboratory school at the Bank Street College, New York.
This school is a full day program with options for an extended day and summer hours. This program is tuition based.
Our program is made up of six classes divided by ages and stages of development beginning with Infants through 5 year olds. This range of classes in ages allow us the flexibility to meet the developmental stages of the young child.
Can you imagine the young child in a place where they can discover, learn and experiment with their own realities and build their own knowledge?
From our youngest children, our classrooms are working and living representations of the scientist's laboratory and the artist's studio. From their observations, experiences, and research, children collect and record scientific data. They make and then discuss hypotheses that will be subjected to further testing and analyses at different stages of development. As children work with the sensorial materials of art, they can imagine and project themselves into the time and space of the culture being studied and make sense out of it.
Ultimately these experiences allow the students to integrate and accommodate their own personal feelings and ideas; those experiences in the here and now of families and friends, and from the "far away and long ago" such as present day Africa, India, China or of ancient Mexico and Egypt.