Preschool/Pre-K

• Preschool Room
Preschool is a great place for the “emerging reader.” This room focuses on letter recognition, letter sounds, and the beginning steps for handwriting. The children “sign in” everyday to practice and build their confidence in their writing skills. The circle-time in Preschool consists of letter of the week, show-and-tell, theme-related stories, and songs. This room also uses our Center-wide curriculum to incorporate fun crafts, songs, and stories into the day. The room is divided into structured learning centers in order for the children to learn self-reliance. Our Centers include: Dramatic Play, Transportation & Blocks, Art, Math, Science & Discovery, Music, Puzzles, Quiet Area, and Table Toys. The outside playground provides children the opportunity to work on gross motor skills with our balance beam.

 

• Pre-K Room
Pre-K is all about getting ready for Kindergarten. The children will learn sight words, practice printing, and begin weekly reading groups. The children also have to “sign in” everyday in order to practice their handwriting skills. The room is divided into structured learning centers for the children to problem solve and gain confidence playing independently. The children are able to express themselves through music and art. Periodically, the students will study new artists, examine their work, and have fun imitating their style. You can always find the Pre-K students using all of their 5 senses, either by taste-testing apples at circle time, smelling and exploring pine cones in the “Science & Discovery” area, listening to Mozart in our “Music” area, or watching a butterfly emerge from its chrysalis.