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We offer a child-centered and developmentally appropriate program for two through five-year-old children. QRT has chosen to implement the play-based learning framework of Creative Curriculum® for Preschool. Creative Curriculum® is a comprehensive system of learning based on research and knowledge regarding all areas of child development – social/emotional, physical, cognitive, and language.
The teachers use their own experiences, as well as the children’s interests, to adapt the curriculum to be unique to each QRT class. Classroom observations and assessments become important tools for the teachers to communicate with parents.
Play allows children to learn about the world and themselves. As children play, they learn new skills, develop coping mechanisms, test new ideas, and master their bodies. Creative Curriculum® for Preschool provides extensive guidance for teachers in the content areas of literacy, math, science, social skills, and the arts. As children make choices about where to play in the classroom, they are learning a variety of skills. For example, building with blocks promotes material exploration, as well as spatial planning, symbolic representation, dramatic play, and social interactions. In art, teachers emphasize the process rather than the finished product. As children use art materials, they are planning and carrying out a task and using symbols to represent their ideas.
Our play-based curriculum offers children many opportunities for positive interactions with other children and adults. We treat each child with respect and reinforce his/her value as an individual and as a unique member of the QRT family.
Our preschool program really is the best of everything a curriculum should offer! Our program features thematic units, teacher-directed instruction both in large and small groups, hands-on learning centers, and traditional paper and pencil learning activities. QRT teachers encourage and support active learning and exploration. At QRT, learning is engaging and fun!
Our curriculum focuses on eight content areas: Approaches to Learning, Social and Emotional Development, Physical Development and Health, Language, Literacy and Communication, Mathematics, Creative Arts, Science and Social Studies.
QRT preschool activities are centered around hands-on experiences. While having fun, we include exposure to:
Alphabet and Number Recognition
Reading and Writing Skills
Critical Thinking Skills
Sequencing and Classifying
Fine and Gross Motor Activities
Art and Science Activities
Music and Dance
We also include activities that:
Develop healthy habits for life
Reduce anxiety and stress
QRT holds fundraising events to earn money for specific improvement, field trips or classroom equipment. These fundraisers will be outlined in written communication. We request that families participate in these events and, in so doing, promote community spirit and financially support our high-quality program.
Some fundraisers included: TJ’s Pizza, Family Picnic, Family Fun Day, Silent Auction, Avon, Old Town Donuts, Scholastic Book Fair, Restaurant Nights
Please feel free, in lieu of participating in the fundraising events, to make a one-time tax-deductible donation to QRT. We will be happy to provide you with all the necessary paperwork to submit with your annual taxes.
Summer Camp (Camp GEM Fit -CGF)
CGF is from June through September. We have an excellent Summer Camp Program filled with lots of fun and special events throughout the summer. We will focus on physical challenges, as well as large-motor and team-building activities, keep students fit and healthy, setting them on a path to:
Developing healthy habits for life
Reducing anxiety and stress
Please contact us by phone or e-mail to set up your interview. We look forward to meeting you and your child and welcoming you to our QRT family!