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 in a play-based interdisciplinary curriculum. Our school’s program is one of learning through play in an effort to garner and support skills in early mathematics, science, art, literacy, music, Spanish, cultural celebration, and movement.
We believe in childhood unplugged. There will be plenty of inundation later in life, which will require them to be on screens, but now is their time to adventure untethered!
Our curriculum is rooted in thematic study. Each classroom focuses on weekly and monthly themes. Occasionally, the entire school focuses on one theme, allowing our teachers to share ideas and resources. Sharing a school theme also allows for experiential learning to occur across our age groups. For example, when all of our classrooms are focused on learning about animal habitats, we can bring in a nature center presentation that can be enjoyed by all of our students. In addition to our focus on thematic study, our teachers utilize aspects of the Fundations literacy program and the Singapore Math numeracy curriculum. Utilizing these curriculums allows us to provide continuity in learning through a child’s time at Ches Pres.
Students leave Ches Pres Preschool kind, curious, creative, courteous, and kindergarten-ready!