The Moorestown Friends School Early Childhood Program

Photo Gallery – Preschool/Prekindergarten Grandparents Day

Photo Gallery – Preschool/Prekindergarten Grandparents Day

Grandparents Discover What It’s Like to be in Preschool/PreK at MFS Each spring, grandparents and special friends are invited to join their preschoolers and prekindergarteners for a morning visit in the classroom. The students excitedly give their grandparents a...
Photo Gallery – Prekindergarten Earth Day

Photo Gallery – Prekindergarten Earth Day

Prekindergarten Families Celebrate Earth Day The prekindergarten classes of Lisa Martin and Paige Bloom celebrated Earth Day together with families and friends. Representatives from Sustainable Moorestown visited the classes to teach the students about what materials...
Photo Gallery – Prekindergarten Center Exploration

Photo Gallery – Prekindergarten Center Exploration

Prekindergarten Center Exploration Provides Calm Transitional Environment Each morning, Prekindergarten Teacher Lisa Martin sets up a number of activities for her students to explore and engage with as they arrive in the classroom. This time allows the...
The Concept of Yet in Preschool

The Concept of Yet in Preschool

Defining the Concept of “Yet” for Preschool When the Beginnings at MFS and Lower School faculty at Moorestown Friends School gathered for opening meetings in August to prepare for the school year, Third Grade Teacher Ted Quinn shared a professional...
The Value of Sustained Exploration

The Value of Sustained Exploration

Sustained Exploration Motivates Preschool, Prekindergarten, and Kindergarten Students We all can cite an example of when our preschool, prekindergarten, or kindergarten aged children have immersed themselves in a single activity for a long period of time, deeply...
Teaching the Value of Sharing

Teaching the Value of Sharing

How can we empower Preschool, Prekindergarten, and Kindergarten Children to be Active Sharers? Imagine the following situation: Susie is playing with a truck in the sandbox. Jalen comes over and says that he wants the truck. Susie turns away and keeps playing. This...
Lower School Classes “Adopt” Varsity Sports Teams

Lower School Classes “Adopt” Varsity Sports Teams

Building School Community Connections This fall, a few Lower School classes have “adopted” a varsity sports team. Throughout the fall season, the Lower School students befriended and followed the athletic progress of the Upper School members of the Girls’ Tennis,...
Kelly’s Korner: Conflict Resolution Skills

Kelly’s Korner: Conflict Resolution Skills

From the desk of Lower School Director Kelly Banik Preschool Conflict is Normal but Complex With the start of the school year behind us, the children are settling into their studies and finding ways to connect with each other and the curriculum in deeper and more...
Prekindergarten Class Produces Week-Long Theatrical Performance

Prekindergarten Class Produces Week-Long Theatrical Performance

Project-Based Learning in Prekindergarten Paige Bloom’s prekindergarten class produced their own original show called The Stolen Crown and held 13 performances. Each prekindergarten student had a role in the production, including: actor, stage manager, director,...
Egg to Chick Hatching Study in Prekindergarten

Egg to Chick Hatching Study in Prekindergarten

An Annual Moorestown Prekindergarten Science Investigation Each year, prekindergarten classes engage in a scientific egg to chick hatching study. The students learn about the 21-day life cycle of a chick, explore the biology of other animals that lay eggs, record...
Spiders: Prekindergarten Passion Project

Spiders: Prekindergarten Passion Project

Prekindergarten Spider Curiosity Leads to Class Study One day on the playground, Paige Bloom’s prekindergarten class discovered a Daddy Longlegs spider and was captivated by the arachnid. The class was equally fixated and excited when another spider was discovered in...
Lower School Coding Program Featured in National Media

Lower School Coding Program Featured in National Media

The Courier-Post featured an article recently that was picked up by the Associated Press and appeared in the Washington Times, Miami Herald, and more… Moorestown Friends School teaches young students coding MOORESTOWN – Third-grader Matthew Will went to the front of...