Keeping First Things First

Philosophy-Driven Curriculum

Chapel Hill Children’s School develops our curriculum based on our educational philosophy, not our philosophy based on an established curriculum. That philosophy includes the belief that children learn through active involvement with their environment. As such, we work to provide a loving and caring environment where children will develop independence and school readiness.


Children will acquire skills in these

Focus Areas

  • Self-esteem
  • Self-confidence
  • Responsibility
  • Social Skills
  • Listening and Following Directions
  • Language Development
  • Recognition of Colors, Shapes, Numbers, and Letters
  • Development of Gross and Fine Motor Skills to Improve Eye-Hand Coordination


Children learn and grow at their own pace through

Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum

In all classes, teachers provide developmentally appropriate activities and materials to help children learn and grow at their own pace. A developmentally appropriate curriculum has two critical components: age appropriateness and individual appropriateness. Age appropriateness is guided by the universal sequences of development. That is, children typically learn particular concepts and abilities in the preschool years at a predictable age and sequence. Individual appropriateness means that activities are specifically designed to help your child grow and develop based on his or her strengths and weaknesses.


We keep learning fun through

Diverse Activities

Teachers combine structured daily routines with free-choice activity times, allowing the children to explore their own creativity while relying on the comfort of a warm, loving classroom. Our curriculum includes discovery-based learning experiences that give each individual child the opportunity to move through specially designed learning centers. Additionally, the children participate in a variety of musical and artistic activities, as well as outdoor activities that foster the development of social skills, strength and coordination. Children attend Music class and Chapel Time each week and flourish with the individual attention they receive in our small class sizes.

Units of study during the year will include topics such as transportation, community helpers, seasons, friends, ocean animals, zoo animals, holidays, etc. Current unit titles will be listed in our monthly newsletter.