EDUCATION

The Preschool classroom is a nurturing space that supports the development of all children ages 3 – 5.  In addition to the excitement and wonder that each child brings, the three most notable contributors to the child’s experience are the learning environment, curriculum, and the teaching team.

Learning Environments

Each classroom includes spaces for children to work in large groups, small groups or independently throughout the day – both indoors and outdoors.  Materials and equipment are designed to meet their developmental needs and to help them to grow and develop.  Each room also integrates family cultures, and support the changing ages, interests, and characteristics of a group of children over time.

Curriculum

TRF uses Creative Curriculum to facilitate children’s development. The content of each lesson is in alignment with current child development research, the interests and ideas of the children, family input and teacher observations. Lessons are planned on an ongoing basis to meet the needs of the class, but also to incorporate the specific development of each child.

Teaching Teams

All TRF teachers are required to meet specific educational requirements including college degrees and child development permits issued by the State of California and First Aid/CPR certificates.  In addition to these requirements, TRF provides ongoing training both on-site and through various conference, workshops and seminars.