Advancing Wonder Since 1878

Prek with Parachute in gym

University Liggett School’s prekindergarten program uses the self-guided Reggio Emilia approach to learning — our youngest students are encouraged to draw upon their innate curiosities, empowers them to ask questions and explore both independently and collaboratively their understanding of the world and their place within it.

The Liggett Approach In Prekindergarten


Learning begins with questions, not answers.

Numeral identification assessed with puzzles

Generational bridge between students and GrandPals through The Rivers excursions.

Use of Glow Forge to create individual letter puzzle pieces

Student wonder of jewel sparkles leads to experimenting with reflection and angles using mirrors and flashlights.

Students find gems in the “mine” and choose their own method for finding the sum.


Sheila Bracken
Prekindergarten Coordinator