Pinnacle Presbyterian Preschool is an active community of teachers and parents dedicated to raising competent, creative and caring children. Established in 1995, Pinnacle offers an educational program based on best practices in early childhood education and development. Inspired by the schools of Reggio Emilia, Italy and accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), we believe that young children are creative and competent learners, capable of engaging fully with new concepts, building friendships, respect for others and advocating for one’s needs and ideas.
We are committed to hiring, developing and supporting the very best early childhood educators. We believe that children excel when they construct their own knowledge through investigation and play. Teachers and children research and co-construct knowledge together in small groups, fostering curiosity, building early literacy and numeracy skills, encouraging each child to experience success, to develop a positive image of themselves, and the world around them. When learning is the product of the child’s guided construction rather than simply the teacher’s transmission and the child’s absorption, learning becomes individualized. This personalized approach helps to ensure that children finish preschool ready for kindergarten intellectually, physically, emotionally and socially – with the confidence to become talented life-long learners.
Pinnacle Presbyterian Preschool is one of the first early childhood programs to earn accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the nation’s leading organization of early childhood professionals.
To earn NAEYC Accreditation in the new system, Pinnacle Presbyterian Preschool went through an extensive self–study process, measuring the program and its services against the 10 new NAEYC Early Childhood Program Standards and more than 400 related Accreditation Criteria. The program received NAEYC Accreditation after an on–site visit by NAEYC Assessors to ensure that the program meets each of the 10 NAEYC program standards. NAEYC–accredited programs are subject to unannounced visits during their accreditation, which lasts five years.
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NAEYC is the nation's largest, non-profit organization of early childhood educators, and is devoted to improving the education of children everywhere. Founded in 1926, NAEYC has become one of the most respected organizations in the field, with well over 100,000 members and a national network of more than 400 affiliated organizations. To learn more about NAEYC please visit their web site at www.naeyc.org.
Ten Signs of a Great Preschool
If your child is between the ages of 3 and 6 and attends a child care center, preschool, or kindergarten program, the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) suggests you look for these 10 signs to make sure your child is in a good classroom. learn more