Lilac Room Teachers
The Lilac classroom creates a positive and nurturing environment, to help each child succeed in becoming an individual within our community. We have a strong emphasis on fostering independence and respecting all life and diversity through play based activities. Play-based activities help young preschoolers learn about the world around them by having hands-on experiences throughout the day, and allowing children to learn at their own pace.
Our weekly theme based lesson plans help promote social and emotional growth, communication, and fine/gross motor skill development. Activities consist of creating art, sensory activities, singing songs, reading books, playing games, and learning simple sign language to help the children develop their verbal communication. Our teachers help guide each child to reach their full potential while still challenging them. We have a schedule that we strive to follow allowing for consistency for all children, yet we remain flexible to adapt to each day as needed.
Our classroom values the importance of spending time outside immersed in nature. In order to promote physical development, our teachers plan games and activities outside that allow for whole body movement, as well as allowing time for children to explore, and develop curiosity, all while investigating the world around them.
All classrooms spend time outside daily in almost every type of weather. The playground is a place where children can practice safe risk assessment. Learning to maneuver through uneven terrain and climbing are especially important skills that toddlers are driven to practice at this age. For preschool children, learning to swing, walking the balance beam, climbing and getting down from the jungle gym, and obstacle courses are excellent ways for children to enhance their gross motor skills. Teachers are there to facilitate safe climbing on various objects and guide children to climb independently instead of placing them at the top or on the ground.
Teachers mindfully provide personal interactions that model respect, kindness, and empathy towards others in the ways they treat the children. Each child is respected as a capable individual with unique interests and development.