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The Montessori method relies on children's natural interests and instincts rather than formal teaching methods. Montessori classrooms place an emphasis on hands-on learning and developing real-world skills.
Cognitive-based schools teach little ones to learn through active exploration in an environment rich in materials and opportunities to converse, socialize, work, play, and problem-solve.
Play-based learning is based on child-led and open-ended play, helping children develop holistically through social-emotional learning, developing confidence and motivation, and practicing cognitive skills.
The Reggio Emilia approach is a student-centered curriculum that uses experiential learning in relationship-driven environments; it’s based on the principles of respect, responsibility and community through exploration, discovery, and play.
High Scope identifies and builds on children's strengths, interests, and abilities, with five basic principles: active learning, positive adult-child interactions, a child-friendly learning environment, a consistent daily routine, and team-based assessment.
Waldorf style education is holistic, intended to develop pupils' intellectual, artistic, and practical skills, with focus on imagination and creativity.
Your Daily Lesson videos are available to you as soon as you’ve signed up for our Online Preschool plan. You will see different videos every day based on your little one’s progress in the program, with corresponding worksheets and activities. You can also join our Live Classes directly through our platform—Just be sure to download Zoom! You can schedule Live Classes onto your calendar, and enable email reminders via your accounts page.
Anytime! Daily Lessons are pre-recorded to meet your family’s busy schedule. You can complete a full lesson each day, or pace the learning based on your child’s needs. Live Zoom classes are available at varying times throughout the day, to accommodate different time zones and family preferences. Live Classes are supplemental to the Daily Lessons, so you don’t need to worry about attending each and every class; design your own schedule with our flexible learning options!
Our program is best suited for little ones ages 3 to 5 years. While we know that may seem like a broad range, the educational needs and developmental pace is different for every child. Our in-person students in New York City learn from this curriculum in our 2s, 3s ,and 4s classes; at such a young age, repetition is key to instilling an education that lasts! Many families use Playgarden Online as their homeschool preschool, while others use the program as a homeschool pre-k; our curriculum is a bit more advanced than your typical nursery school, so you will find that it is suitable for your child’s pre-k needs! We invite you to try it out for free to see if our program is right for your family.
We strongly believe that all children should have access to a high quality education. Our competitors charge $35 and up for each live class, adding up to a costly $700+ each month—and that’s if you’re only counting on one class per day. Playgarden Online provides unlimited live Zoom classes, PLUS access to thousands of lessons and activities to entertain and educate your child, all for under $100 per month. At Playgarden, you can take up to 19 Zoom classes each week, for only $25 per week. That means you’re only paying $1.32 for each online preschool Zoom class; early education is at your fingertips, for less than the cost of a cup of coffee!
Miss Beth is an early childhood educator with a Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education who is dedicated to creating meaningful educational experiences for her online preschool and in-person pre-k students. Once described by a parent as a modern-day Mr. Rogers, she is a fan favorite of our online learners! You and your child will quickly come to love Miss Beth.
Preschool and Pre-K will set the bar for the remainder of your child’s educational path, which is why picking a homeschool preschool curriculum that suits your little one’s needs is incredibly important! Preschool curriculum with a focus on whole-child developmentcan lay the foundation for a lifetime love of learning, and experts say that a strong early childhood education is crucial for grade school success.
Playgarden Online’s homeschool preschool and homeschool Pre-K curriculum is the perfect starting point for your homeschool journey! Whether you are seeking an option to prepare your child for in-person schooling, need a strong start before diving into an online K-12 program, or you know that you want to homeschool your child but are simply unsure where to begin, Playgarden’s lessons and academic activities will empower your child to reach their developmental goals well before kindergarten. Homeschooling can be a daunting task, and our teachers are here to guide you through the early years so that you can build confidence as your child’s at-home teacher!
What should my little one be learning during Homeschool Preschool and Homeschool Pre-K?
Preschool and Pre-K are essential for developing pre-literacy and pre-numeracy skills, as well as for cognitive, physical, and social-emotional development. Most quality in-person preschool and homeschool preschool programs introduce the following skills:
The best preschool programs help little ones to build positive relationships with their teachers and classmates, leading to social and emotional confidence. This can be made especially difficult with a homeschool preschool program; most homeschool preschools are “game-ified,” meaning that they rely on a series of games and activities that don’t necessarily feature real teachers in order to teach their curriculum. However, some online homeschool programs, like Playgarden Online , offer lessons taught by real teachers, with classes attended by real students. At such a young age, it is especially important for your child to begin building those social bonds! In a high quality homeschool preschool or homeschool Pre-K program, the teachers:
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In this language-focused lesson, children will get a sneak peak at what’s to come during this week’s lessons. Miss Beth will walk your child through the vocabulary words that they will be learning through this week’s lessons, as well as introduce the letter A.
Learn how to write the upper and lowercase letter A, with opportunities for your little one to follow along using their Playgarden Prep worksheets.
Watch Miss Ally build upper and lowercase letter A using a letter construction kit from Learning Resources. If you have your own kit, your child can build their letters alongside Miss Ally!
Join Coach Jake in this fun Movement lesson focused on the letter A! Coach Jake will teach educational songs, play games, do stretches, share puppets, and other fun activities to engage your little one, and get them moving and grooving!
Introduce your child to theater arts with a Playgarden puppet show! In this fun activity video, learn about different animals from Asia, Africa, and Antarctica through this catchy Playgarden song by Miss Sarah.
Read this New York Times bestseller along with Miss Amanda! The kids from All Are Welcome are heading back to school and eager to see old friends, make new friends, and learn to be readers, writers, listeners, and leaders. Three things they keep in mind: Always try. Have fun. Be kind.
Learn lots of new Letter A vocabulary words with Miss Beth in this Language lesson! At the start of each day, little ones will review daily songs, including: Playgarden’s Hello Song in English and in Spanish, the 7 Days of the Week Song, and Let’s Learn the Letter of the Week, as well as the Alphabet and the Phonetic Alphabet.
Introduce your little one to counting and early math skills by counting 1-10, and by learning to count using an abacus! Your child will also learn about addition by counting ants with MIss Shyla.
Join Chef Danielle during this Nutrition lesson, where she’ll teach you how to make guacamole and apple chips. Each week Chef Danielle will teach your child about the importance of trying new foods through easy, healthy snack recipes.
This introduction to fractions by Miss Beth makes math easy by teaching about fractions with apples!
In this Music lesson with Mr. Ben, your child can sing the Ants Go Marching along with drums to reinforce what they learned today through music.
For Day Three’s Literacy lesson, Miss Beth will teach your child to create alliterative sentences beginning with the Letter A.
Miss Ally teaches your child about the 7 continents, and the animals that come from each, using puzzles, an atlas, and more!
Join Miss Raulbel in learning all about Music through the Letter A! In this week’s Music Theory lesson, Miss Raulbel will teach your child about using their voice, songs that start with A, and the Accordian.
This in-depth Animal of the Week lesson with Miss Julia will teach your little one all about alligators through puppetry and song!
"I don't need paint or paper. I can make art anywhere. My imagination is all I need." This book read by Miss Amanda inspires kids to create their own “anywhere art!”
For Day Four’s Literacy lesson, Miss Beth teaches all about the vowels through song.
This Science lesson with Miss Ally teaches your little one about the concept of Absorption through some very fun experiments!
Join Miss Shyla in learning about which animals travel through air, land, and water. This Sensory lesson will reinforce what your child learned about different animals earlier in the week, while having some fun at the sensory table!
Get moving and grooving with Miss Emily with these fun astronaut songs and dances!
Reinforce Day Two’s arithmetic lesson by counting these objects along with Miss Shyla.
Review everything you’ve learned this week through music with Miss Beth!
Join Mr. Skylar in the Book Nook to read these three Letter A books: Applesauce Day, How to Make an Apple Pie and Save the World, and The Lady With the Alligator Purse.
Learn these Letter A vocabulary words from earlier in the week in Spanish with Miss Canitra!
Review the different land, water, and air animals in this fun puppet show, with music by Miss Sarah.
For one last Letter A review, you’ll revisit the animals and their continents in this visually engaging lesson using animal stackers and a world map.
Observe and Learn to Comprehend: Identify art in daily surroundings
Invent and Discover to Create: Use different skills to generate works of art for functional, expressive, conceptual, and social/cultural purposes
Movement & Dance: The use of the body to move to music and express oneself
Create, Compose, and Choreograph: Using the dance elements of space, time, and energy to explore, improvise, and develop movement phrases, sequences and dances.
Expression of Music: The use of voice and instruments to create sounds.
Creation of Music: Compose, improvise, and arrange sounds and musical ideas to communicate purposeful intent.
Theory of Music: Describing musical elements and identifying simple rhythmic patterns.
Aesthetic Valuation of Music: Evaluate and respond to music using criteria to make informed musical decisions.
Events: The understanding that events happened in the past and how these events relate to one’s self, family, and community.
Linearity: The ability to differentiate between past, present, and future.
Personal Relationships: Recognition of family or personal events that happened in the past.
Environment: The ability to identify aspects of the environment, such as roads, buildings, trees, gardens, bodies of water, and land formations.
Maps: The ability to read a map, and identify different areas of the United States and the world.
Scientific Inquiry: The skills to observe and collect information and use it to ask questions, predict, explain, and draw conclusions.
Reasoning & Problem-Solving: Gathering information to make predictions, conduct investigations and experiments, draw conclusions, and analyze and communicate results.
Life Science: Make sense of natural phenomena and solve problems that require understanding how individual organisms are configured and how these structures function to support life, growth, behavior and reproduction.
Number Concepts & Quantities: The understanding that numbers represent quantities and have ordinal properties (number words represent a rank order, particular size, or position in a list).
Number Relationships & Operations: The use of numbers to describe relationships and solve problems.
Geometry & Spatial Sense: The understanding of shapes, their properties, and how objects are related to one another.
Patterns: The recognition of patterns, sequencing, and critical thinking skills necessary to predict and classify objects in a pattern.
Measurement & Comparison: The understanding of attributes and relative properties of objects as related to size, capacity, and area.
Receptive Language: The ability to comprehend or understand language
Expressive Language: The ability to use language
Phonological Awareness: An awareness that language can be broken into words, syllables, and smaller pieces of sound
Alphabet Knowledge: The names and sounds associated with each letter
Print Concepts & Conventions: The concepts about print and identifying letter-sound relationships
Early Writing: Writing implements, conventions, and emerging skills to communicate through written representations, symbols, and letters
Book Appreciation: The interest in books and their characteristics, and the ability to understand and get meaning from stories and information from books and other texts