High Scope and the
NYS Pre-K Standards
Our curriculum, based on New York State standards and the High Scope philosophy, forms the basis of the child-centered learning program at Greentrees.
Greentrees follows New York State recommended curricula. Toddler children (age 2) through Kindergarten take part in challenging school activities in a stimulating and creative environment. The curriculum, based on New York State standards and the High/Scope philosophy, forms the basis of the child-centered learning program at Greentrees. Your child will acquire the rudiments of reading, writing, mathematics, science, and social studies. Inside every classroom, you will see children at play; initiating activities, and testing their skills, while they learn about social interaction.
The High/Scope approach “promotes independence, curiosity, decision making, cooperation, persistence, creativity, and problem solving — the fundamental skills that help determine success in adult life.” In a Greentrees classroom, carefully selected staff members are highly trained, sensitive, enthusiastic and dedicated. The teaching staff facilitates an enriching, nurturing classroom environment where learning through discovery begins a lifelong love of learning.
In our Pre-K classes, emphasis is placed on alignment with the Preschool Foundations for the Common Core, the New York State approved learning benchmarks. Your child will acquire the foundation of reading, mathematics, science and social studies in a setting that nurtures discovery as the basis for learning opportunity.
Ultimately, we strive to find the "sweet-spot" between kindergarten preparedness, and an approach to learning that values how children learn best... through hands-on, discovery-based experiences. is a lifelong love of learning.