Learning is FUN!

This program is designed for two- and three-year-olds.

Children in this age group are introduced to the concept of school as a safe and nurturing place to play with other young children. They develop social skills and learn how to interact positively in a group. In class, children learn primarily through theme-based exploration and play. Teachers guide the children through hands-on, concrete activities that develop their senses and heighten awareness of their environment. Classroom activities include the use of manipulatives, sensory materials, games, and stories. Enrichment experiences include music, art, Spanish, and fitness and wellness education.

Our Teachers

 

Rita Moore

Rita Moore

Rita received her Bachelors and Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Georgia. As a social worker, Rita worked with a diverse range of children and families. More>

 

Jenn Thomas

Jenn Thomas

Jenn returns for her fourth year at CDS as the Cubs Assistant teacher. She is an organized, loving, and artistic teacher, and she and Rita make a great team. More>

 

Spanish

Spanish

Foreign language learning in preschool and the elementary grades improves listening abilities, memory function, creativity, and critical thinking skills. All preschool students at CDS are exposed to Spanish language and culture through art, singing songs, playing active games and reading stories. Preschoolers learn basic Spanish vocabulary and also learn familiar expressions. The CDS foreign language curriculum in preschool integrates speaking, listening, and cultural activities. The CDS foreign language program complements classroom instruction with coordinating themes in math, science, social studies, and language arts.

Music

Music

CDS students are exposed to a challenging and joyful music program. Beginning in preschool and extending through middle school, students sing, dance, play instruments, read simple rhythmic notation and learn to use Solfege with hand signs. Students are given numerous opportunities to perform through Whole School Circles and theater productions. The CDS Preschool Music Program is a gateway to teach students the joy of learning and expand interests in mathematics, reading, and even social studies.