Our Curricular Approach :
PCCH Preschool, known lovingly as Ches Pres, has a long and proud history, thriving in the same location for over 60 years!
We believe strongly in our project approach to play-based interdisciplinary curriculum. Our preschool’s innovative program is one of learning through play in an effort to garner and support skills of early mathematics, science, fine arts, literacy, music, Spanish, cultural celebration, and movement.
We embrace an inclusive world-view; one which reflects and celebrates the diversity of the world around us. An especially unique aspect of our program is that the school emphasizes the study of “Famous Folks” in our curriculum, wherein teachers and students learn together about heroes of color, remarkable women, inspiring scientists, famous artists, moving musicians, and social justice up-standers. The Famous Folks program takes place in every classroom at our school throughout the entire school year. As are we, it is ever growing and evolving. If there is a person about whom you believe we might learn and celebrate, we very much welcome your participation and suggestions.
We are absolutely screen-free. We believe in childhood unplugged. There will be plenty of inundation later in life from marketing, media, school, social life, and the workforce which will require them to be on screens. Now is their time to adventure un-tethered! However, we still pursue every opportunity to encourage the critical thinking and intellectual curiosity that are the basis for skills needed of eventual IT technicians, social media experts, and engineers! Without relying on screens, we are quite intentional about exposing our children to the scientific process and the wonders, fun and majesty of science and nature.
We are very proud to be the home of an excellent Interdisciplinary Spanish Club Program! Every Thursday morning and each afternoon, our students are welcome to join our Interdisciplinary Spanish Club. Facilitated predominately in Spanish by native speakers, our teachers will lead the class through a project-based curriculum of Latin American culture, music, science, cooking, fine arts, literacy, mathematics, and dance.