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New 'Kindergarten University' Involves Parents in PD's Teaching Approach
New 'Kindergarten University' Involves Parents in PD's Teaching Approach
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Parents of members of the class of '32 are invited to participate in the first-ever "Kindergarten University" to be held at Providence Day, led by kindergarten teachers on campus Sept. 3 and 10.

   Parents of members of the class of '32 are invited to participate in the first-ever "Kindergarten University" to be held at Providence Day.

   The  parent-only events will be led by the kindergarten teachers, says Lauren Shapiro, team leader for kindergarten. "We decided to add these events to our Kindergarten Program because we believe there is a need for educating our parents about the most important and interesting aspects of our program: teaching literacy and integrating the Reggio Emilia Approach," she said.

   Events are scheduled for Sept. 3 and 10 on campus. The first topic, "Literacy 101," introduces parents to these concepts:

  • What does our LITERACY PROGRAM look like in Kindergarten?
  • How can you help your child achieve success in reading this year?
  • The great many things that your child will learn this year

The second topic, "The Image of a Child," addresses:

  • What does a classroom environment that supports our young children to be strong, motivated, and engaged learners look like?
  • How our character education curriculum and our collaborative learning space, The Treehouse, help ensure we nurture the whole child.

For more about Providence Day's Lower School curriculum, click here.