CH History/Geography

In the Children’s House, we expose young children to the defining elements of cultures: traditions, symbols, food, clothing, customs and beliefs. We highlight the cycles and routines that give structure and order.

Young children have a natural interest in the relationships between parts and the whole, and our Children’s House teachers exploit this interest to introduce them to world geography and cultures. Children assemble puzzle maps of oceans and continents, and they learn to identify land and water forms. We expose them to the defining elements of culture: traditions, symbols, food, clothing, customs and beliefs. As their curiosity about similarities and differences develops, along with their abilities to discriminate, they compare and contrast their own family traditions and those of others in the classroom.

The concept of time is elusive at this age, so we help them by sharpening their awareness of their own growth and aging processes. We highlight the cycles and routines that give us structure and order. The kindergarten program culminates with a celebratory study of our solar system.
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