Nansemond-Suffolk Academy believes that a Pre-Kindergarten program for young children must take a child-centered approach. In every area of its operation, NSA considers the needs of the child first. To ensure that those needs are well understood and appreciated, the school hires teachers who have degrees in Early Childhood Education or Child Development and assistants with solid backgrounds in Early Childhood Education and/or experience working with young children.
The Academy recognizes that the education of pre-kindergarten children cannot be broken down into “grade levels” or sectioned by traditional elementary subject areas. Areas of development in young children are interrelated. The curriculum is planned in an integrated way to address the needs of the “whole child” with equal emphasis on social, emotional, physical and cognitive development.