The Pre-K program provides a curriculum that is both challenging and enriching. Our curriculum is child-centered and focuses upon age-appropriate learning activities. We provide a balance of play and learning, where children work individually, as well as in more structured, small and large group activities.
We understand that children come from different backgrounds and that one style of learning does not work for all. We provide a setting that allows children choices to explore all aspects of their cognitive ability and encourages them to develop their many talents and skills. We offer a variety of manipulatives, equipment for building, activities for creative play, and materials for pencil and paper tasks. We work on a variety of skills each day and throughout the year.
Here are the many skills we will be working on during the school year:
- small motor skills (cutting, pasting, printing...)
- large motor skills (throwing, catching, climbing...)
- social development (sharing, taking turns...)
- language development (through stories, fingerplays, songs...)
- color and shape recognition
- alphabet (recognition and printing)
- numbers (recognition, counting, 1-1 correspondence)
- listening and following directions
The Pre-K religion program is called “Stories of God's Love”. We also read stories to the children from The Beginners Bible For Children.
A nutritious snack is provided for each child. At the beginning of the year parents are asked to pay a $40.00 snack/classroom fee.
Here’s what a typical Pre-K day looks like:
8:10 - 8:45 Parents sign in thier children. Free Choice- During this time, children can choose from a variety of activities that we provide such as blocks, art, books, puzzles, and lots more.
8:45 - 9:00 Morning Circle and Activity: We meet at the carpet area to sing songs, read stories, practice shapes and colors, and learn the calendar.
9:00 - 9:25 Art or Science activity themed for the week
9:25 - 9:50 Outside time
9:50 - 10:00 Snack
10:00 - 10:15 Literacy time- Practice the letter of the week, stories from Happily Ever After curriculum, and themed activities of the week.
10:20 - 10:55 Free choice indoors
11:00 - 11:15 Math/Religion time- Practice number of the week, counting, patterns, and curriculum from Eureka Math. On Religion Fridays, we read stories about God and activities from Stories of God's Love.
11:15 - 11:50 Outside time
11:50 - 12:30 Lunch
12:30 - 1:30 Rest time
1:30 - 1:45 Afternoon Snack
1:50 - 2:05 Afternoon Circle- Bilingual Spanish lesson and story book.
2:05 - 2:345 Free Choice
2:45 Dismissal: Children are dismissed to their parents or carpool by signing out.