St. Mark’s Campus Incorporates New Infant-Toddler Curriculum
Adding to an already robust Early Learning Program, St. Mark’s Campus’ littlest learners will benefit from a new research-based curriculum in the fall. This curriculum will build upon existing tools while maintaining successful, proven teaching methods Episcopal School of Jacksonville, St. Mark’s Campus is known for. As children participate in play-based games and projects, they will gain social-emotional, physical, language, and cognitive development skills. Examples of these skills include:
- Learning how to make friends, have group interactions, and follow rules;
- Developing fine and gross motor skills;
- Understanding how to solve problems, ask questions and think critically;
- Practicing how to communicate with others, listen and participate in conversations, and
- Recognizing letters and words.
“Our Infant-Toddler Curriculum uses a carefully designed process of learning through discovery, called active participatory learning,” said Beville Anderson, Head of Lower School, St. Mark’s Campus. “We want to encourage children to observe, take things apart, build and see what they can find out. The more active children are in their work, the more they learn and remember.”
In addition to a hands-on, multi-sensory curriculum, learning is anchored by long-term, trusting relationships with caregivers who are close at hand to support children. Consistent yet flexible routines enable students to feel secure in their environment and focus on learning.
“This new curriculum is being used to expand on our offerings while maintaining many beloved traditions,” said Beville. “We are looking forward to welcoming our youngest learners to the St. Mark’s Campus in the fall and watching them soar!”