Play is the work of Pre-K students
Pre-Kindergarten at Plymouth Meeting Friends School is a joyful play-based program committed to nurturing children and a lifelong love of learning. Classes are composed of a mixed-age group of children ages 3 to 5 years old. Pre-Kindergarten presents a rich environment designed to encourage curiosity and motivate children to wonder and explore. Throughout the year, teachers support each student’s cognitive, physical and social emotional development through a blend of guided and self-directed learning opportunities. Play is the work of Pre-Kindergarten students; and play in all of its variety is at the center of learning. During indoor and outdoor play opportunities, students attend to and analyze tasks, engage in hands-on activities, projects and experiences. Pre-kindergarteners gain knowledge, build on their imagination, problem-solve, and negotiate their interactions with others. Teachers serve as facilitators and use observations from play to plan and help children meet developmentally appropriate goals. Our Quaker principles and our commitment to social justice and stewardship are woven throughout the Pre- K classroom culture and daily life.