Early Childhood

Early Childhood Program Ages 3 to 6 (Pre-K & Kindergarten)

Parents wants to be able to give their children every advantage possible.

And there is perhaps no greater advantage than that of knowledge. An exceptional education can unlock so many more opportunities in life as well introduce countless ways to better observe, understand and interact with the world around us.

The road to such an education begins at Red Oaks. For very young learners, our Early Childhood Program is the introduction to schooling they need to begin learning — at an age when it is so critical to do so. We focus on developing your child’s learning skills, slowly integrating the fundamentals of learning to read, write and succeed in elementary, middle and high school, college, and life.

Early Childhood students in a Montessori classroom


Traditional Montessori learning

Students focus on:

  • Developing skills for daily life
  • Acquiring early literacy and numeracy
  • Exploring intercultural understanding
  • Socializing within safe and respectful multi-age classrooms
  • Gaining independence, concentration and essential motor skills
  • Engaging in Art and Music


Traditional Montessori learning

Students focus on:

  • Mastering progressive math, reading and writing
  • Exploration of scientific inquiry
  • Gaining academic self-confidence
  • Taking leadership roles in the classroom
  • Developing age-appropriate social skills
  • Building appreciation for art and music
  • Improving language skills with an introduction to simple Spanish
Technology, more of a distraction than a learning tool at this early age, is intentionally absent from all our Early Childhood Education classrooms, introduced later to our elementary students as a valuable learning aid.
Director of Admissions Fran Sonneborn with her dog Toby.

See how much our youngest students love to learn!

Visit our school today. We take great pride in showing families the excitement and "a-ha" moments our youngest learners share with one another every day as they embark on their Red Oaks education. Schedule your personal tour with Fran Sonneborn our Director of Admissions.


Download our Early Childhood Curriculum Guide


Early Childhood student clapping during assembly

An early and valuable introduction to the arts

Through our early childhood arts programs, students are encouraged to explore the world around them, express thoughts and emotions, and learn new words and the meaning of words, through singing, dancing, drawing, and dramatic play. We realize these early formative years are the ideal time to use the arts, fun and exciting in nature, to instill creativity, a love of learning and the motivation to attend school. Learn more about this program.

Exceptional Teachers for Exceptional Students

"That 'a-ha' moment – when he or she makes that learning connection – I look forward to many of those every day here at Red Oaks."
–Mary Anne Fairey, Early Childhood Teacher

Tour our school during school hours

Schedule a visit to Red Oaks with Fran Sonneborn, our Director of Admission. She can answer any questions you may have as your walk our hallways and observe our classrooms.