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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 intriguing environment where students genuinely love to learn, as they grow into their individual gifts and talents. Furthermore, our School Counselor and Christian Education Teacher partner to provide guidance and social development activities, as well as meaningful service learning experiences.

PreK 2 – 1st Grade, Hilton-Green Campus

  • Neighborhood atmosphere on the Hilton-Green campus
  • Center-based play and learning
  • Differentiated activities based on individual needs
  • Integrated Arts and Spanish
  • 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 and math readiness, art, science and social studies. Our faculty emphasizes social development, task management and creativity. The integrated enrichment programs include music, Spanish, library, movement/physical education, technology and chapel. We are driven by the desire to educate the whole child through a commitment 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


  • Focus on STEaM initiatives in science, technology, engineering, art and math
  • STEaM lessons are integrated throughout the curriculum in all subject areas
  • Transition from beginning readers to researchers and from basic mathematicians to problem-solvers
  • Technology integrations (using iPads, laptops, video cameras, 3D printers and more)
  • Integrated Arts courses include art, music, Spanish, P.E., Christian education, library and technology classes.