Early Childhood Campus

Trinity School’s warm-hearted and experienced teachers understand that children ages two, three, four, and five have distinct ways of connecting with the world. Our Early  Childhood teachers nurture those connections by offering environments and interactions that encourage curiosity and a love for learning. Open-ended and developmentally appropriate questions motivate our young students to observe, think critically, test their theories, and extend their knowledge. 

Purposeful play in our intentional spaces helps our children develop a strong sense of self, and opportunities to learn through inquiry build a community of engaged students.  Our pedagogy is guided by the image of a child as a strong,  competent, and capable individual able to advocate for the self and the rights of others.

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  • Language and Literacy

    Language and Literacy are an integral part of our program. Students explore this dimension of learning by considering:
    • What makes me a reader?
    • How do I form my letters?
    • What do these letters mean? How do they help me communicate my ideas?
    • How can I be a writer?
    • How do I express my ideas for others to experience?
    • How can I engage in the reading and writing experience with a friend?
    • How can I absorb from the literacy in the world around me?
  • Mathematics

    Mathematics is part of our everyday world. In our Early Childhood Program, our students are given the lens to explore this reality by analyzing:
    • What do numbers mean?
    • What can I do with numbers?
    • How do numbers help us measure?
    • What is less? More?
    • How many?
    • How long? Short?
    • How can we create different structures?
    • How do I define the figures and forms that are around us?
  • Science

    Children are innately curious. That curiosity is nurtured through a hands-on, open-ended process by determining:
    • How does this work?
    • What can I do to change this?
    • Why is this happening?
    • How can I expand on the ideas of my friends?
    • How do scientists make sense of things in a world they cannot see?
    • What can be done differently?
  • Service Learning

    We are the citizens of a large world. We explore our impacts on society by discussing:
    • How can I make a difference?
    • How do I make the distinction between need versus work?
  • Social Studies

    Life is about the relationships we establish with our varying communities. We create these connections by questioning:
    • Who am I?
    • What are my roles and responsibilities?
    • What makes me similar and different from the people in my life?
    • What is a family?
  • Social-Emotional Learning

    Our program nurtures the development of social and emotional growth within our students. During their time with us, students will discover:
    • How do I develop kindness and compassion?
    • How can I be a good friend, helper, and leader?
    • What do I need to do to thrive in a group and as an individual?
    • Why do I need to treat others with respect?
    • How do I take care of my own emotions?
    • What are the ways that I can express myself?

Preschool (Ages 2 - Young 3s)

Building the Foundation for Social and Emotional Growth
The twos and young threes “Pine” classroom prioritize socialization, independence, language, and communication skills through active exploration. In addition, this program offers children the opportunity to learn in a collaborative environment and begin to engage in cooperative play.

Preschool (Ages 3 - 4)

A Time for Exploration
The threes and young fours “Laurel” classroom use open-ended materials, aesthetically designed provocations, and small and large group experiences to introduce and extend age-appropriate skills and concepts.

Transitional Kindergarten

A Time for Building Confidence and Self-Assurance
The fours and young fives “Tierra” classroom invites children to think critically, develop questions, problem solve, and research answers through short and long-term inquiry projects. Emergent curriculum in the classrooms supports differentiated learning and creative expression of ideas. 

Daily opportunities in the Art Studio and Afternoon Enrichment programs offer complementary programs that extend the learning happening in the classrooms. In addition, specialist classes, including Music, Design Thinking, Chapel, and Library,  enrich the program, offering children a hundred ways to play,  think and learn.