The first thing you need to know about Early Childhood Physical Education is that it is fun.
(Favorite student activities include Scooterville and week-long games of Shipwreck.) The second thing to know is that our physical education program focuses on fine and gross motor skills, confidence-building, and teamwork. And the last thing you need to know is that physical education is pretty much an all-day thing.
While students attend physical education several days a week, children this age never stop moving—and our teachers are always there to steady and support them. Plenty of outdoor play in all kinds of weather. Mindful moments with yoga poses, stretches, and measured breathing. Chairs that wiggle with you. And soft, cozy nap pads when children need to rest and recharge for what comes next.
A springtime tradition, Field Day sends all Lower School students to the Fore River Fields for a full day of running, jumping, tumbling, and outdoor play. Giant parachute games. Three-legged races and silly relays. Water balloons, popsicles, and cheering for your friends.
Let it Snow
Early Childhood students spend recess outdoors in almost all weather. Whether they are stomping in rain puddles, sledding down the Lower Playground hill, or building sand castles or leaf piles, they are getting fresh air and fun while observing and appreciating the changing seasons.
“Our EC classroom hums with the work of children—excited and productive play. It is an environment that nurtures experimentation, curiosity, and risk taking. We listen to children’s questions and ideas and design connected and purposeful learning opportunities that encourage deeper inquiry. Come see where they have taken us today!”
Anne Scribner Hopkins
Waynflete Lower School Director