Early childhood students are in mixed-age classrooms, which include three to five-year-olds (preschool/prekindergarten). This age group is joyful, energetic and open to new experiences.
They are intrinsically curious explorers, living deeply in a land of wonder and constant motion. They are ready and excited to make friends, to be part of a group and do things with increasing independence.
As three to five-year-olds enter school, they widen their community and begin to look beyond themselves. They wonder aloud regularly and engage their questions with hands-on experiments.
"Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood."
— Fred Rogers