The goal of the Pre-K Program is to prepare your child to enter kindergarten well prepared and with a love a learning. The Pre-K class is an open classroom utilizing learning centers. Each day is carefully planned by our teachers to create an exceptional learning environment. With teacher facilitation, students choose to work in various learning centers including: reading, writing, math, science, art, small manipulatives, housekeeping, blocks, and puzzles. As children work in various centers, teachers monitor their progress and work with small groups of children on kindergarten readiness skills.
The Pre-K curriculum is designed to prepare students for kindergarten and beyond. Our goals for the Pre-K program include:
A stress-free environment with positive reinforcement that allows for self-expression and growth.
Develop social and emotional skills by increasing communication with adults and peers during circle time, show and tell, and story time.
Develop math readiness by identifying numeral sets, tracing and printing numbers, sequencing, using bar graphs, counting, identifying sizes, and comparison concepts.
Develop reading readiness by identifying upper and lower case letters, identifying consonant and vowel sounds, rhyming, recognizing sight words, and word families.
Develop writing skills by tracing lines, curves, and circles; tracing and printing lower and upper case letters; using correct top to bottom and left to right format, tracing and printing first and last name, tracing and printing three and four letter words.
Develop fine motor skills by stringing, lacing, coloring, gluing, painting, cutting, tearing, folding, and learning the proper grip of writing utensils.
Develop gross motor skills of the large muscles of the back, legs, shoulder, and arms including skipping, galloping, running, and jumping.
Your child will be introduced to the scientific method making predictions and conducting experiments related to weather, the four seasons, the five senses, insect morphology, healthy food, plants, and animals.
Features of the Pre-K Program
Limited Class Size.
Low Teacher/Student Ratio.
4 or 5 day programs.
Written evaluations provided in December and June.
Parent/Teacher Conference in February
Music & Dance/Movement Lessons
Special presentations by members of the community such as police, fire and ambulance volunteers.