The Grasshoppers Class:  Inquiry-Based Learning for highly capable preschoolers who are 30 months through early 4 year olds

The Grasshoppers Curriculum

Skill-Based Instruction:  art, science, math, reading, writing, fine motor skills and kindergarten readiness, with small group hands-on activities and a variety of Building Block classes (Drama Club, Math Games, School Skills and Science Lab)

Play-Based Exploration:  fostering social-emotional growth, divergent thinking, executive function skills and foundational learning about our world

Inquiry-Based Learning:  nurturing the 21st Century Skills of communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creative production

Project-Based Learning with the Grasshoppers:  The children engage in multiple projects during the year, building their problem-solving and presentation skills and moving toward more independent work.

Best Practices:  Bellevue Discovery teachers follow NAEYC and NAGC best practices (National Association for the Education of Young Children; National Association for Gifted Children). We work closely with the admissions directors at local independent gifted schools to ensure our children are fully prepared to thrive in kindergarten.


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