Preschool Programs (3-5 years olds)
PRESCHOOL 3& 4 CLASSROOM:
A child’s feeling of independence and social interaction with others is what the Preschool 3 classroom is all about. Our program revolves around the children learning to help themselves and getting along with others.
During the course of the day, children are encouraged to make choices for themselves, cooperate with others as well as listen and follow directions. During the course of the program the classroom teachers lead the children in small and large group activities, such as movement, read-a-loud stories, circle time and art activities. The children are encouraged to make friends, share and communicate with their classmates. The children are also prompted to use the bathroom on their own, although assistance is given if necessary.
In preparation for the Preschool 4 classroom, the Preschool 3 class works on their hand writing skills, colors, shapes and numbers each day through whole group lessons as well as individual mini lessons. This gives each teacher the opportunity to work one-on-one with each student.
PRESCHOOL 5 CLASSROOM: (PRE-K)
(Children who missed Sept 1st age cut off/Kindergarten Curriculum)
What makes our Pre-school 5 Classroom so much fun? What makes a child want to learn? Its a wonderful learning classroom like ours!
Our safe and enriching program focuses on all aspects of creative learning. Hands on activities encompass exciting monthly themes which include nutrition, cooking, holidays, dinosaurs and safety, to name just a few.
Preschoolers rotate to a variety of learning centers which offer items to help stimulate young imaginative minds. Literacy is introduced with the letter of the week, creative writing and circle time readings. Calendar time introduces them to the days of the week and the months of the year. Patterns, graphing, simple math and science activities are included in the weekly program. Music, movement, and playground times are a favorite part of each day.
The children’s art is proudly displayed around the room. Fine motor skills are used daily as they participate in themed take home projects. Their individuality is appreciated and their achievements are applauded.
Positive discipline methods are used so the children do not feel singled out or embarrassed. Preparing these young minds for kindergarten is a primary goal of the teachers as they encourage verbal skills, teach self-help skills and promote self assurance.