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Curriculum for the Whole Child

Building Up Your Child's Confidence

Our comprehensive curriculum, kindergarten readiness programs, and enrichment activities will boost your child’s confidence and readiness for school by enriching them in mind, body, and spirit.

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Curriculum for Kindergarten Readiness

Our Curriculum is a theme-based, holistic approach to learning that aligns with the Early Childhood Indicators of Progress (ECIPs) developed by the Minnesota Department of Education. Our highly educated and committed classroom teachers collaboratively create unique learning experiences in rich classroom and outdoor preschool programs that will spark your children’s natural curiosity and eagerness to learn.

We focus on all domains of learning and adapt to each child’s developmental level:

Social and Emotional Development

The foundation for all learning

Approaches to Learning

Your child’s unique approach to learning

Language, Literacy and Communication

Gaining proficiency in the spoken and written word

Introduction to Mathematics

Logical thinking and understanding patterns, shapes, and numbers

Scientific Thinking

Exploring, discovery, and experimenting

Social Systems

Self-identity and care for our communities

Creative Arts

Exploring and self-expression through creativity

Physical Development

Gross and fine motor skill development; self-help skills; wellness through nutrition and physical health

Foundational Values

Love for self and others embodied in learning about a new virtue each month

Nutrition & Healthy Eating

Monthly fruit and vegetable full sensory experiences

Classroom Specialties

Included in your child’s learning experience are Specialists and activities that encourage exploring, serving, leading, and more.

Music

We have our own music teacher who holds weekly music classes for all age groups. Our music specialist will lead our classrooms with the “Music Together” Play Along for Classrooms Curriculum. They get to explore a variety of instruments in these weekly classes.

While your child engages in rich music experiences at school, your whole family will be able to participate with fantastic at-home resources that will be provided by The Berry Patch. Be sure to visit when your children perform Christmas and end-of-year concerts.

Spanish

Our students will participate in a monthly Spanish class taught by our Spanish Specialist. Children will develop a foundation of basic Spanish phrases through music and movement. They are immersed in Spanish once a month for 20-30 minutes, depending on age. Our classes empower children to acquire the language by natural comprehension and communication through games, music and other fun activities. You will receive a monthly Spanish newsletter letting you know what your child is learning and activities you can do at home. We will also offer Afternoon Spanish Classes for Strawberries, beginning in October.

Library Time

Fundamental to the love of learning is rich exposure to books and reading throughout the early years. We are committed to this in all of our classrooms on a daily basis. Children visit their school library weekly with their classroom teacher to explore and check out their own book!

Field Trips

We believe field trips are an important component to our program. They give the children opportunities to explore their communities and expand their surroundings. Our Blueberries and Strawberries take field trips throughout the year to locations related to our monthly themes, and special guests are invited in to share their expertise about the subjects we are studying.

Children Serving Others

Another way we help your student pursue a holistic education is through our outreach program, Children Serving Others (CSO). This program allows children to learn the importance of reaching out to others in our community and around the world through service projects. Our objective with CSO is to help each child learn to become other-focused, rather than self-focused.

Parent & Family Education

As a Berry Patch family, you have access to a licensed Parent and Family Educator as part of the program. We are delighted to have Becky Danielson, M.Ed., on staff and available to you for one-on-one conversations, and both small and large group discussions at no additional charge. The monthly parent and family education newsletter is a wonderful resource for parents too.

Visit The Berry Patch

Learn more about how we can partner with you in helping lay a foundation for a lifelong love of learning by visiting us. We would love to show you our spaces, introduce you to our amazing teachers, and share more about our program. Sign up for a tour or register today!