Our Preschool Program
Our Preschool Program provides an environment that meets the needs of children between the ages of 2 years, 9 months and six years. We learn through play in both a mixed age group environment and individual classrooms based on age. This provides an environment where each child can reach their full potential at their own development, both socially and emotionally. It also invites cooperation and pro social behavior, all while supporting motivation and confidence.Our program has three classrooms: Minnows (2 - 3 years), Dolphins (3-4), and Starfish (pre-k). The curriculum in each classroom is designed as a team technique by a group of very experienced preschool teachers. They incorporate the children's interests and needs into the unique curriculum, where they work in Literacy, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineers, and Mathematics), Art and Sensory--ALL done THROUGH PLAY! The curriculum is created in a way that it can evolve in any direction, and often does! The children learn to navigate in their own environment and gain the confidence and skills that are necessary for success ahead.
Nantucket Children's Center takes advantage of the beautiful island we live on and provides our children opportunities to explore. Whether it's on a field trip to a conservation walking trail, a playground, a local farm or to other island businesses we are always looking for ways to involve our children in our community.