Welcome to Preschool at CTA-FreedomPre-K STEM Full-Day ProgramSTEM Pre-K is a child-centered program that nurtures each child by providing learning experiences that foster social, physical, emotional, cognitive and language development in a caring and exciting environment.
STEM is an approach to learning
Science is a way of thinking
Technology is a way of doing
Engineering is a way of doing
Math is a way of measuring
*Boston Children’s Museum STEM Sprouts Teaching Guide
Children have a natural sense of wonder and curiosity. As children seek answers, they will plan, observe, predict, and form conclusions. Children’s experiences with scientific inquiry form the basis for further investigation and thought. Learning through inquiry requires both the child’s curiosity and adult guidance and is incorporated in all areas of learning.
*Arizona Early Learning StandardReggio Full Day Preschool Program
Our full day Reggio preschool programs are based on the Reggio preschool model. The program is specifically designed to provide 4 – 5 year old children with a solid foundation for the content that children will encounter in any kindergarten program. Our preschool program is based on scientific research regarding how young children learn, as well as research into the best preschool practices from around the world.
The Reggio Preschool approach to teaching young children puts the natural development of children as well as the close relationships that they share with their environment at the center of its philosophy. Parents are a vital component to the Reggio philosophy and are viewed as partners, collaborators and advocates for their children. The teacher is considered a co-learner and collaborator with the child and not just an instructor. Teachers are encouraged to facilitate the child’s learning by planning activities and lessons based on the child’s interests, asking questions to further understanding, and actively engaging in the activities alongside the child.
Both preschool programs are taught by a certified teacher and staffed with an assistant. Class size is limited to 20 students with a 10:1 student/teacher ratio. Our full day preschool programs are offered Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m. with an optional before and after school care i as part of the extended day program 7:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. This program is available for families residing in Chandler and the surrounding cities. For more information regarding tuition rates and schedules please call the Community Education office at (480) 224-3900.
Special Education Preschool