Studies have found that learning improves when children are engaged in an enjoyable and meaningful activity. That’s why every curriculum includes a variety of intriguing activities that stimulate early brain development with a focus on creative play. Although it may all look like kids having fun, it is also learning in action. It’s just another way that we make sure your child gets the most out of his or her preschool experience.
Additionally, we spend a lot of time just listening to and talking with preschoolers. This type of positive interaction encourages the development of emotional, language, and social skills, and enhances the development of a positive self-esteem.
Our Curriculum, The Creative Curriculum, focuses on the concept that children learn best through play. It is important for children to have opportunities to construct their own knowledge through exploration, interaction with materials, and imitation of role models. Our goal is to provide the foundation for children to achieve the skills they need before continuing their education.
At the core of The Creative Curriculum for Preschool are well-planned learning centers that allow for child choice and self-directed play, small groups, and supportive teaching that prepares children for academic excellence. The development of language, mathematical reasoning, and scientific thought is emphasized throughout all the centers. Changes to the learning environment, activities, and projects reflect emerging interests and individual goals. Learning centers offer guided experiences that encompass all the skills and understandings necessary for optimum development and success in school.
Typical centers include: Language/Library, Technology/Computers, Construction/Blocks, Science, Dramatic Play, Outdoor Learning, Art/Creative Expression, Music and Movement, Sensory: Sand and Water, Math/Manipulatives.
Salina Ariolla, Lead Teacher
Hello, my name is Salina Arriola, a city girl that’s adapted to the southern lifestyle. New York raised, but Carolina Living. I am currently in my last year perusing my bachelor’s in Therapeutic Recreation at Winston Salem State University. I currently reside in Salisbury with my fiance Anthony & we are two young individuals who live by Faith, Love & Fun.
In my spare time I enjoy traveling, cooking, exercising, hanging with friends & laughter.
I am very family oriented & I like to stay involved with the community ;with this being said i have had the opportunity to work with various of children and i absolutely loved it. I have been with PIL a little under a year now. Serving as the after-school & summer camp teacher,but I will now embark a new journey as the assistant techer in the Dolphins class. I am very grateful to be apart of the PIL family, & also looking forward to building everlasting memories.