The year before kindergarten
Our goal is to help children sharpen the skills they have already developed and learn new skills to prepare for kindergarten. The pre-kindergarten program helps each child become an independent learner, setting them up for success in kindergarten.
- Learn to identify and match uppercase and lowercase letters
- Introduction to mathematical concepts through addition and subtraction
- Work to master concepts of writing
- Be able to compose their first and last names as well as the alphabet and all numbers
- Develop early reading skills such as phonics and blending letter sounds
- Focus on independent conflict resolution
Your Child’s Day
Depending on your child’s level of development, their day will encompass the following activities:
Core Learning Time
Preschool & Pre-K: Classrooms focus on teacher and child initiated activities that promote learning. Areas are set up for math, science, fine motor, creative expression, sensory, dramatic play, and block building that adhere to the weekly curriculum themes. Staff encourage children to participate in each center.
Large Group Time
Children engage in daily discussions about theme-based topics. Fiction and non-fiction stories are read daily. Additionally, children participate in calendar, weather and literacy components as large groups.
Small Group Time
Classrooms work on specific concepts for each learning area in a small group.
Math: Children work on concepts of one-to-one correspondence, patterns, numeral identifications, and simple addition.
Science: Introduce concepts of cause and effect, gravity, force, and movement all while doing fun hands-on experiments.
Writing: Preschool children learn how to hold different writing materials such as a crayon or pencil. They also learn how to hold and manipulate scissors in order to cut on a line and various shapes. Pre-K classrooms take those initial skills and refine them.
Classrooms work on large motor skills including swinging independently and pedaling while riding trikes. Pre-K children will learn cooperative games and engage in team building activities.
Meals & Snacks
Our staff actively engage with children during meal time. Discussions about the color, smell, texture, and how their food tastes take place at this time.
As children age, we work with families to start shortening nap times so they may prepare children for the kindergarten experience.