The specific goals for the children attending our school are:
To develop a positive attitude towards school and learning.
To develop high self-esteem.
To build habits of concentration for life-long study skills.
To develop and foster an abiding curiosity.
To develop habits of initiative and persistence.
To foster inner discipline and a sense of order.
To develop sensor-motor skills in order to sharpen the ability to
discriminate and judge their surroundings.
To develop socially acceptable behavior.
To acquire the basic skills necessary for a lifetime of learning.
To help develop each child's high self-expectations and confidence.
At The Worthington Nursery School, your child will participate in developmentally-appropriate activities throughout the day:
- The Montessori curriculum
- Circle Time
- Pre-Reading Activities
- Foreign language (French/Spanish).
Garden Seeds are our 2 1/2-year olds.
Based on the Montessori method of education, our Garden Seeds develop a keen sense of who they are and their importance in the world. They develop self-confidence by the repetitious use of the self-correcting materials, experiencing the order of the classroom, responsibility, listening, self-direction, cooperation and communication.
Explorers are our 3-5 year olds.
Our Explorers experience a sense of responsibility and develop self-confidence through the exploration and repetitious use of the self-correcting materials, order in the classroom, gaining listening skills, self-direction, cooperation and communication with the classmates and teachers.
Physical development -- children need to exercise. The Worthington Nursery School has established unique and fun ways for the children to exercise their growing bodies. Our exercise program includes the following:
- Parachute games
- Kite flying (weather permitting)
- Dancing ribbons
- Juggling scarves
- Ball playing
- Hula hoops
- Planting a garden
- Balancing beams/balancing boards
- Sand/water play
- Potato sack races
The children enjoy all of these activities at different time of the year.