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The Westminster College Preschool Lab is accredited by and follows the guidelines established by NAEYC (National Association of Education for Young Children) and the Pennsylvania Early Learning Standards by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the Department of Public Welfare (2009). Our curriculum is consistent with our classroom goals for children and promotes learning and development in each of the following Domains: Social-emotional, Physical, Cognitive and Language. The cognitive domain content areas of literacy, math, science, technology, fine arts, health and safety and social studies are integrated into our curricular framework. Our curriculum is a reflection of what is developmentally appropriate for children ages 3, 4 and 5 year of age. It incorporates time and materials for play, self-initiated learning, and creative expression, and provides opportunities for children to learn individually and in groups according to their developmental needs and interest. It also can be implemented in a manner that reflects responsiveness to family home values, beliefs, experiences and language.

We offer a wide variety of stimulating activities that invite children to freely explore, discover and create.

  • Structured and unstructured play
  • Language experiences
  • Problem solving tasks
  • Science explorations
  • Creative art work
  • Cooking projects
  • Computer and internet activities
  • On and off campus field trips
  • Woodworking, sand and water play
  • In-depth project exploration
  • Creative movement
  • International exposure