Developing a sense of community and experiencing authentic togetherness is a focal point of the Early Childhood program. From a very young age, our students learn the importance of character development and traditions.
To ensure future success and happiness for all our students, our Star Values program supports the growth of children into kind and caring individuals. These values are incorporated into the overall Early Childhood curriculum and various activities and projects throughout the year. Star Values include nine different principles: Friendship, Thankfulness, Giving, Cooperation, Love, Honesty, Patience, Perseverance, and Pride.
Connecting with all Early Childhood students is at the heart of Tatnall’s longstanding tradition, Opening Exercises. A fun and motivational way to start each day, Opening Exercises serves as a quick gathering time for all Early Childhood faculty and students, which ultimately builds a strong sense of community between all age groups. Parents are welcome to join and watch their student sing the Good Morning song, recognize classmates birthdays and participate in charitable collections!
The Early Childhood center has many traditions that involve family and teach students about the various holiday seasons. On Halloween, Tatnall's Early Childhood students dress up in their Halloween costumes and parade around the school after performing a Harvest Sing. The Early Childhood program also holds several Family Bagel Breakfasts throughout the school year, as well as a number of holiday performances and activities. The year concludes with a Family Fun Run, and all are invited to participate!