Pre-K and Kindergarten


Baldwin’s Early Childhood program focuses on the whole girl and is based on the philosophy that play is the work of children.
Through play, a girl learns to negotiate social situations, begins to problem solve, utilizes her imagination, articulates her ideas and deals with feelings. Social skill development is vital to the early childhood years. Children have an opportunity to practice generosity, fairness, tolerance and understanding of others.
Our doors are always open for parents to participate in their daughter's early classroom experiences. Parents are welcome to come to school and share a special interest, lead the girls in a craft, be a guest reader or take part in a variety of other activities in the Early Childhood Center. 

Explorations in STEAM

Students work as designers, makers, inventors, roboticists, engineers and computer scientists to explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics in our classrooms and labs. With each passing year, the projects become more challenging and independent, as girls investigate, design, create and evaluate with increasing sophistication.

Reading and Writing

Developing a love of reading, listening, speaking and writing is a strong emphasis in the Lower School. Students grow into confident readers, writers and orators with their own unique voices as they progress through Lower School. By participating in Lower School Assemblies, girls hone their listening and presenting skills in exciting ways like class plays. Continuing their language study of Mandarin, girls have an added dimension of exploring their voice in a world language.

The World Around Her

An ongoing theme in Lower School are Baldwin’s core values of learning, respect, responsibility, compassion and honesty. Girls connect with these ideals as individuals and then, as they get older, use these ideals as a citizen of the world. They explore their own family roots and traditions and learn about other families and cultures through interactions with their classmates and teachers.

Social and Emotional Growth

Being a member of the Lower School community is a fun and spirited time for young girls. As they grow, they are given increasing age-appropriate responsibilities so that by the time they finish Grade 5, they are confident and ready to transition to Middle School. Along with our strong academic programming, we focus on girls’ social and emotional growth to teach them to be self advocates and empathetic leaders.