Our Inchworms class, or 1-2's, is our youngest class at NCP. Often, this is a child's first preschool experience. Both the child and their caregiver attend this once weekly class. Our 1-2's class follows our general curriculum, with timing and activities adjusted for our youngest learners. Learning is child-led, with each child selecting his/her preferred activity during "free choice." A variety of activities are offered during class, ranging from sensory play in the sensory table, art, exploring toys, pretend play, and building.
A small group in-class parent education component is offered once weekly. With teacher support, parents have an opportunity to discuss how NCP's philosophy and curricula support children and prepare them for a successful transition to kindergarten, life-long learning, and social competence. In addition, parents participate in a monthly evening parent education component.