We want to make the first experiences of school joyful and exciting. We want children to evolve, but we treasure children for who they are right now, not just for who they will become.
Over the past fifty-six years our curriculum has changed, progressed, and expanded. All the classes at Pinecrest Presbyterian Day School are age-appropriate, creative, nurturing and fun! We recognize that all areas of development are linked; each depends on and influences the others. We implement The Creative Curriculum by exploring a new theme weekly/bi-weekly which allows us to introduce academic concepts through music, movement, art, literature and hands-on activities.
Through this curriculum, children are taught pre-reading, pre-writing, and pre-math skills through art, songs, games and both structured and unstructured activities. The philosophy of The Creative Curriculum is that young children learn best by doing. Children learn through active exploration of their environment and therefore the environment plays a critical role in learning. The richer the environments, the more concrete opportunities there are for children to learn by interacting with materials and people. The teacher’s role is to create an environment that invites children to observe, to be active, to make choices, and to experiment.
Our curriculum balances both teacher-directed and child-initiated learning with an emphasis on responding to children’s learning styles and building on their strengths and interests. Resting on a firm foundation of research, it has an environmentally-based approach that defines the vital role of the teacher in connecting content, teaching, and learning for young children.
The goal of our curriculum is to help children become independent, self-confident, inquisitive and enthusiastic learners by actively exploring their environment.
Pinecrest Presbyterian Day School
10400 SW 57 Avenue Pinecrest, FL. 33156 (305) 666-3377 PinecrestDS@bellsouth.net