Heathwood Hall’s Early Childhood program, comprising the twos, threes, and fours classes, helps children develop in every area by providing a comprehensively nurturing environment. Through experiential learning opportunities such as nature walks on Heathwood’s beautiful campus, visits to the on-site Tinker Lab, and preparation for/enjoyment of the annual Habitat Day event, students explore a rich curriculum under the care and guidance of compassionate teachers.
The EC division at Heathwood is dedicated to following the interests of the children, and that makes for a variety of experiences and avenues to reach the fundamental academic skills of writing, reading, and mathematical fluency. Being prepared for the Lower School and elementary education is important, but the means by which students learn about their individual passions and become life-long learners is just as vital, and both are clear priorities in the EC program.
As an Episcopal school, Heathwood values the spiritual, emotional, and social development of every student in addition to their academic growth. Children will have daily devotions to that end, but the emphasis on creating a loving, serving, respectful environment permeates all aspects of the EC program. A child is more than a future college student and professional; they are living, growing beings that evidence and deserve God’s love.
In some of the most developmentally crucial years of a child’s life, they should learn not just facts and figures but how to explore and learn in general. The Early Childhood program works to help every student become a respectful, responsible, and self-advocating member of a community of learners by giving them space for personal choice as well as guidance in their development. A student is more than a passive repository for knowledge; they are a voice and perspective that needs to discover itself. The Heathwood community invites you to start that discovery in the EC program.