Early Childhood

Early Childhood Philosophy

The Tatnall School is built on the foundational understanding of enriching our individual students’ lives. We offer a nurturing, supportive environment full of dynamic educational experiences. Early Childhood ensures that each student develops key social skills, such as sharing and cooperating, while building academic foundations in language, literacy, numbers, music, and technology. Our primary goal is to build lifelong learners who are unafraid to take risks, experiment with their surroundings, guide their discoveries, and interact with the world around them.


3 Fun Facts about Head of Early Childhood, Adrienne Meade

Before I entered education, I was a professional actor! I toured and visited schools to perform adaptations of Shakespearean plays.

I love animals. I have an especially soft spot in my heart for old dogs.

One of my favorite ways to relax is doing jigsaw puzzles with my family.

Curriculum Overview

Our team of experienced early childhood educators knows that a high-quality experience sets the stage for social, emotional, and academic success in later years. Our staff is committed to providing optimal learning experiences every day. They recognize each child’s unique strengths and provide regular opportunities for individual growth while developing confident learners through our expansive classrooms and nationally recognized outdoor spaces.

With the resources of the entire Tatnall community at their fingertips, our Early Childhood students benefit from a rich, engaging curriculum that promotes boundless exploration and increased self-reliance.