What takes place in a Kensington School Nursery?

Our hands get messy; our bodies are wiggly; we reach and we stretch, we sing and clap. We are exploring the possibilities in our great, big world.

Infant Possibilities
A monthly thematic curriculum unique to Kensington School, Infant Possibilities provides just the right balance between adult interaction and independent exploration. Music and movement, sensory exploration, nature and art activities gently encourage little ones through significant developmental stages.

Infant Treasure Baskets
Baskets filled with everyday items – ribbons and yarn, spoons and sponges, “tree” blocks and sensory balls, fabrics and more encourage curiosity and language development with tactile encounters and teacher dialogue.

Individualized Portfolios/Photo Journals
Celebrating everyday moments and significant milestones, families treasure this personalized record of their child’s early growth.
Music and Sound Explorations with our Music Teachers
Wave scarves, shake bells, rock, bounce and clap. Little ones tune their ears to the sounds and feel the rhythm from head to toe.

Yoga Twists
Gentle twists and stretches, giggles and smiles – it’s “Itsy Bitsy Yoga” time. How can yoga help my baby? Yoga aids in muscle development, improved digestion, and better sleep.

Infant Sign Language
Fundamental language skills begin with gestures. Infant Sign Language linked with verbal conversation enhances communication development and decreases frustration.

Toddler Prep

Let’s start our journey down Kensington Lane, a delightful cognitive program that has been carefully created to appeal to our busy and ever-curious toddlers and their developmental needs.

On Kensington Lane Cognitive Development Program – Year 1
Come visit with Grandma Pockets and meet her friends, the Stone Cottage Puppets. Open her suitcase or peek into her apron pocket; count the numbers on her clock or look through her picture book. New learning surprises await every week.

Each of Grandma Pockets’ eight furry friends – the Stone Cottage Puppets – emphasizes a curriculum component. Whether playing on the rug, sitting on a teacher’s lap, or at “Come and Go” Circle Times, curious children eagerly anticipate their daily visits.

Sensory Project Based Learning: Toddlers

Even at the toddler level, children are encouraged to embark upon a focused exploration. Using all their senses, toddlers grasp new knowledge and construct new ideas. Their excitement in each discovery is wonderfully evident.

Natural Wood Investigations
Curious hands are always exploring, and those fine motor muscles are getting stronger! Natural Wood Investigations at Kensington was created for those small, ever-grasping hands. Using soft, natural wood elements, you’ll find your child learning the early concepts of balancing, building, and sorting. Blocks, gears, and pegs of different sizes, shapes, and weights have us start to ask questions and problem solve as we discover.

Music and Sound Explorations with our Music Teachers
Toddlers jump for joy when their music teacher visits. From the roars of a lion to the “ching” of tambourines, toddlers tune their ears to new sounds. They march, dance, walk on tippy toes and bounce to the rhythms. Whether it be moving with the music, experiencing new sounds or singing along, music time provides toddlers with an exceptional multi-sensory learning experience.

Yoga Twists
Children benefit from Kensington School’s yoga program by increasing coordination, strengthening muscles and improving sleep through yoga postures and developmental movement exercises.

Toddler Sign Language
Why use Toddler Sign Language when children are developing verbal speech? Fundamental language skills begin with gestures. Linking basic signs with oral communication not only decreases frustration, but builds confidence. The light in a child’s face when they are understood is never forgotten.