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Why choose P2L?

P2L is committed to your child’s success and happiness.  We are mindful, in all of our interactions with the children that, as caregivers, we are teaching and at the same time caring for them.  Our school has been designed to provide a safe, healthy and stimulating environment for students to learn in freely while being protected and cared for by our teachers and staff.

Preschool is often the first time a child experiences a social setting without the comfort of parent, family, friends or familiar faces.  P2L understands the challenges this transition can bring to everyone involved.  Our teachers and staff work directly with our families to create as comfortable a “change” as possible.  As students become grounded in the routines of school and familiar with their school mates, we encourage student interaction, socializing across age groups, cooperative play, and large group sharing.  Any time a parent/caregiver feels that the social setting has become or is becoming problematic, the issues will be addressed in collaboration between the family and our entire staff.

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McCarthy K. Hart began her elementary education already at a disadvantage. In the 1980’s, reading challenges were still being lumped into the general compulsory education category of Dyslexia. It was recommended that she repeat 1st grade, a hard blow to anyone who is just starting to learn.

Raised in a family of musicians and artists, performance was the backdrop of her childhood and by 3rd grade, despite her learning style challenges, McCartney was onstage with upper classmates and adults, demonstrating the skill and confidence of a much more mature performer. Over the next 20 years, McCartney enjoyed a lot of success with an International audience as a Pop, R&B and Gospel singer.

After moving to Bermuda, McCartney began working with younger children, leading them in performing arts play and education activities. Through those experiences, and with the understanding now of an adult, the development and process of her own learning style came into focus. From that journey, along that path, the curriculum and concept that is Perform to Learn began to emerge.

The Bermuda program is a collaboration of like-minded creatives “pulled together by her”. Since 2010, this dedicated team has worked to a common goal – graduating students prepared for the increased rigor of primary education “readiness”, graduates who have had four years of opportunity to experience the patience, persistence and confidence that performance instills.

McCartney is the mother of two, a wife, daughter, sister, friend, and respected business woman. She maintains the Bermuda location as the Executive Director/Owner.

The Scottsdale “Old Town” location opened its doors in May 2017. It presently enrolls students between the ages of 2 years to Kindergarten.

McCartney is developing select additional US locations over the next few years.

You will find her and her family at the school most days. She invites you to contact her at [email protected]

McCarthy K. Hart began her elementary education already at a disadvantage. In the 1980’s, reading challenges were still being lumped into the general compulsory education category of Dyslexia. It was recommended that she repeat 1st grade, a hard blow to anyone who is just starting to learn.

Raised in a family of musicians and artists, performance was the backdrop of her childhood and by 3rd grade, despite her learning style challenges, McCartney was onstage with upper classmates and adults, demonstrating the skill and confidence of a much more mature performer. Over the next 20 years, McCartney enjoyed a lot of success with an International audience as a Pop, R&B and Gospel singer.

After moving to Bermuda, McCartney began working with younger children, leading them in performing arts play and education activities. Through those experiences, and with the understanding now of an adult, the development and process of her own learning style came into focus. From that journey, along that path, the curriculum and concept that is Perform to Learn began to emerge.

The Bermuda program is a collaboration of like-minded creatives “pulled together by her”. Since 2010, this dedicated team has worked to a common goal – graduating students prepared for the increased rigor of primary education “readiness”, graduates who have had four years of opportunity to experience the patience, persistence and confidence that performance instills.

McCartney is the mother of two, a wife, daughter, sister, friend, and respected business woman. She maintains the Bermuda location as the Executive Director/Owner.

The Scottsdale “Old Town” location opened its doors in May 2017. It presently enrolls students between the ages of 2 years to Kindergarten.

McCartney is developing select additional US locations over the next few years.

You will find her and her family at the school most days. She invites you to contact her at [email protected]

Come see what makes P2L so special!

Qualified Staff

Perform to Learn hires qualified teachers in academics and performing arts to team teach. We cross-train and collaborate to meet the consistent daily expectation of our students and families. We recruit to establish a culturally, gender and generationally diverse staff. We seek recent early elementary education graduates, seasoned teachers, retirees and contract professionals to execute the program. Just as we promote growth and independence in our curriculum, we encourage the same approach from our staff. With dynamic educational creative collaboration, we build teams that are  committed to the student’s preschool experience and individual development– personal growth, independence and elementary readiness.

 

Children learn best through firsthand experience – Engagement. The P2L program provides structured “play with purpose” activity as well as individualized student choice-based “play centers”, including time with indoor and outdoor, toys, equipment, materials, and our signature Performing Arts Curriculum. Perform to Learn offers every student the opportunity to play, and Engage, in small age-specific groups and in the larger student body, allowing each child the opportunity to share in a variety of peer/mentor exchanges.

Our program model is anchored in individualized student learning plans, assessment and independence. In offering a safe and nurturing environment in which preschoolers can see themselves as unique individuals functioning within a social collaborative setting, P2L’s classroom rotation system provides the opportunity to develop the student’s Connection with change – in surroundings (classrooms), plan and associated activity (stimulus) – and most importantly, to navigate and successfully interact with others (social intelligence) within a guided environment of change.

Mastery is the earned accomplishment that comes from engagement, connection and practice…press repeat!  Every time we give our children the opportunity to show and tell we are offering them access to the gift of Mastery. But, in this case, the old adage “Practice Makes Perfect”, and the burden of perfection, is not something we seek to impose. Rather, P2L is based upon the recognition that Practice breeds Mastery, Mastery breeds Confidence, and Confidence breeds Leadership. So, we “Perform to Learn” and by that, “Learn to Lead”.

CENTERS

When you say ‘Good Morning’ and walk through the doors of a Perform to Learn™ interior classroom area, you will see our multi-purpose center. This is where our Centers Time is staged. Students choose to work independently or with their schoolmates. It is not uncommon that student-directed group projects are initiated and built here. Teachers and staff sponsor, participate in, and supervise an environment that is equipped with a variety of oversized Legos, waffle blocks, EDU shapes, magnetic puzzles, Knex as well as reading space. As it is a shared space, students learn time management and cooperation, while having exposure to a variety of interaction.

What Does a Typical Day Look Like For Your Child?

Sample Daily Planner

7:30am - 8:30am
DROP OFF - Outdoor Play - Centers
8:30am - 9:00am
Circle Time
9:00am - 9:30am
Musical Theatre
9:30am - 10:00am
S.T.E.M
10:00am - 10:30am
Fruit Water - Bathrooms
10:30am - 11:00am
Art
11:00am - 11:30pm
Language & Culture
11:30pm - 2:30pm
Lunch - Nap - Potty
2:30pm - 3:00pm
Afternoon Snack
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Dance
3:30pm - 4:00pm
Playscape
4:00pm - 5:00pm Close
Centers - Outdoor Play- Games

S.T.E.M

MUSIC

DANCE

ART

LANGUAGE & CULTURE

THEATRE

Elementary Readiness Essentials

With a variety of traditional modalities and technology-enhanced elements of play, P2L offers students daily exposure to exploratory, physical movement, pretend, and game play. And, in each play mode, learning can be engaged through language, motor skills, understanding other minds, improving executive function, or perfecting everyday challenges. Through structured Play and Meaning processes, we help students grow into mature roles such as connection maker, problem identifier-and-solver, storyteller, an collaborator with other maturing minds.

Our Play-Based Learning Spaces & Classroom Environments.

A colorful classroom environment devoted to exploration, experimentation, and wonder. Features include: window box gardening, interactive science stations with biology/anatomy,microscope/specimen lab, engineering with low, pressure, live gravity demonstration project. Large format Lite Brite station for color and light exploration.

A traditional studio designed to provide space, safety, and comfort to encourage movement. Features include: finished wood ˆflooring, floor-to-ceiling mirrored walls, ballet bars, preschool-sized gym equipment, yoga mats, and gymnastics equipment

A recreation-styled room designed for a fun and educational sound experience. Features include: instruments from around the world, large format magnetic sheet music, wall-board with music notes, open ensemble seating, and preschool-sized recording booth.

Large, open, multi-use communal space. Features include: round table and chair sets, reading nook, audio/video media center, riding toys