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Early Childhood Education

In Lower School at Episcopal Day School, students are inspired to stretch towards their greatest potential, begin learning through hands-on participation and collaboration and think critically and creatively. Focusing on cultivating the whole child, our well-qualified teachers have created an environment where students genuinely love to learn, as they grow into their individual gifts and talents. Furthermore, our Lay Chaplain and Christian Education Teacher provide guidance and social development activities, as well as meaningful service learning experiences.

PreK 2 – Kindergarten, Hilton-Green Campus

  • Community atmosphere on the Hilton-Green campus
  • Center-based play and learning
  • Differentiated activities based on individual needs
  • Integrated enrichment subject areas
  • Formative play and constructive learning opportunities for cognitive and social development
  • Spacious playground and courtyard

The early years of a child’s education are a time to instill a love of learning through play, exploration, problem-solving and skill development. EDS classrooms are inviting and the curriculum is focused on reading, writing, math readiness, science and social studies. Our faculty emphasizes social development, task management and creativity. The integrated enrichment programs include music, Spanish, library, movement/physical education, Christian Education, and innovation. We are driven by the desire to educate the whole child through a commitment preparation and exposure learning and to excellence and support in the classroom, on the playground and beyond.

Learning Environment

  • Passionate, well-qualified teachers
  • Student-centered
  • Accomplishments are celebrated and challenges are supported
  • Academic and social risks encouraged for growth
  • Exploratory learning and collaborative groups
  • Critical thinking skills and creativity encouraged


  • academic readiness and exposure to enrichment and cross-curricular areas
  • STEaM lessons are offered throughout the curriculum in all grades
  • Transition from beginning readers to researchers and from basic mathematicians to problem-solvers
  • Technology integrations (using iPads, and a variety of educational and curriculum-based apps)
  • Integrated enrichment courses include art, music, Spanish, P.E., Christian education, library and innovation classes.