The Topeka Collegiate Early Childhood Program is for children from preschool (age three) through Kindergarten.
We believe children learn best when they are at play. Our early childhood program philosophy is constructivist: we believe children can be active makers of meaning in their world, with guidance from well-prepared, observant, and nurturing teachers. In our preschool and kindergarten classrooms, students learn social skills as they develop relationships with their teachers and peers, as relationships are the context for learning. Curiosity and creativity bloom in classroom environments that are colorful, print-filled, and full of tactile expression. Each year students learn new academic skills and content in early literacy, mathematics, science, and social studies. They also explore visual art, music, Spanish, physical education, and computers. We have a 1:1 iPad program in our classrooms. Each child has an iPad for use throughout the curriculum. Our program enables young children to develop their individual potential and sense of self, happy to learn on their own and with others.