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Early Childhood | Age 1-K

We nurture each child to
explore fearlessly.

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We encourage girls to ask questions, take risks and blaze their own trails.

As the first New Orleans academy inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach, we work one-on-one with each girl to encourage exploration and self-expression.

As young girls develop, our teachers continuously adapt the curriculum to meet the needs of each child and introduce increasingly complex concepts. Our highly interactive approach builds each girl’s courage, social-emotional resiliency and appreciation of others.

Quick Facts

8:1

Student-to-faculty ratio

100%

of Ursuline girls learn French through speaking, music and puppetry (starting at age 1)

100%

of Ursuline girls learn coding logic (starting in pre-K)

Early Childhood

Program Highlights

Inspired by Reggio Emilia Approach

Our early childhood program places curiosity at the center as students investigate the world around them.

Early Childhood Learning Center

Girls learn to flex their imaginations and explore who they are—in maker spaces, reading nooks, art stations and a black box theater.

Technology

Girls use iPads during classroom centers for science, reading, music, writing and math.

Project Lead the Way

Starting in kindergarten, girls explore STEM by solving puzzles and mysteries through Project Lead the Way projects.

Arts

100% of Ursuline girls do guided art experiences.

Foreign Language

French instruction through speaking and puppetry begins at age 3.

Outdoor Discovery

Girls investigate nature's textures, structures and interrelationships in our sustainable garden.

Krewe of Early Childhood

Each Mardi Gras season, the Krewe of Early Childhood creates floats and forms a band and dance team to parade around campus.

STEM Arts

Perform roles of various responsibilities — from botanist to reporter to meteorologist.

Create art in the style of Pablo Picasso's cubism and Alma Woodsey Thomas' pointillism.

Meet a published author, learn how a book is made and write their own books.

Animate drawings to speak with ChatterPix videos.

Understand the math and science behind baking, using measuring tools, and working with real ingredients.

Make videos describing parents' jobs—from doctors to musicians.

Observe a licensed hairstylist cut hair and ask questions about the profession.

Conduct science experiments that turn liquids into solids by freezing water.

Perform roles of various responsibilities — from botanist to reporter to meteorologist.

Create art in the style of Pablo Picasso's cubism and Alma Woodsey Thomas' pointillism.

Meet a published author, learn how a book is made and write their own books.

Animate drawings to speak with ChatterPix videos.

Understand the math and science behind baking, using measuring tools, and working with real ingredients.

Make videos describing parents' jobs—from doctors to musicians.

Observe a licensed hairstylist cut hair and ask questions about the profession.

Conduct science experiments that turn liquids into solids by freezing water.

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