5 Days (Monday-Friday): 8:45-12:00 4-5 Full Days 8:45-3:15 Flexible extended day options available Welcome! Maximizing Children's Potential and Instilling a Desire to Grow, Learn and Succeed
We realize that preschool is an exciting time in your child’s life. Preschool children are natural born curious explorers who want a sense of independence and self belonging. Our preschool program can help prepare your child for success in school and in life. To ensure Kindergarten readiness, and to prepare each child for the future, our Pre-Kindergarten program furthers our comprehensive STEM curriculum. Handwriting Without Tears This program uses multisensory activities and manipulatives which appeal to all learning styles and provide a hands-on approach to handwriting. SCIENCE & ENGINEERING Young children love to explore and figure out how things work. Microscopes and hand lenses are used to explore what living and non-living things look like up close. Robotics materials, as well as a variety of small table-top blocks and large, floor-use blocks encourage children to design, test, and build their own constructions. We inspire the children to use their natural curiosity to think like engineers and scientists which is why STEM activities for preschoolers is a great way to stretch their thinking skills. Eureka Math Numbers should add up to more than a right answer. They should generate “aha” moments and joyful connections. That’s why Eureka Math® is the most widely used mathematics curriculum in the United States. It revolutionized math by setting a new standard for rigor, coherence and focus in the classroom so students gain a deeper understanding of the why behind the numbers. All while making math more enjoyable to learn and teach. We are learning: (1) representing, relating, and operating on whole numbers, initially with sets of objects; and (2) describing shapes and space. » Module 1: Numbers to 10 • Module 2: Two-Dimensional and Three-Dimensional Shapes • Module 3: Comparison of Length, Weight, Capacity, and Numbers to 10 • Module 4: Number Pairs, Addition and Subtraction to 10 • Module 5: Numbers 10-20 and Counting to 100 • Module 6: Analyzing, Comparing, and Composing Shapes ART HISTORY
We introduce our young artists to art history, famous artists and their masterpieces.
ART & MUSIC Our children develop creativity and a sense of beauty through expressive use of materials and activities. We encourage an appreciation for the arts through our music classes. We pride ourselves in knowing how each student learns. Small class size helps to establish close relationships with students and their families, providing a welcoming environment where children are encouraged to learn from each other.
SNACKS-Whether your child eats his or her snack at home or at school, or if you provide a snack for a classroom party or celebration, keep these things in mind: 1. Snacks should be kid-size. Both children and adults don’t need large portions. 2. Snacks should be colorful. Kids eat with their eyes. Make snacks visually appealing. 3. Snacks should be healthy. Offer fruits and vegetables as often as you can. 4. Drinks should be served in small portions, about ½ cup each. Water is a healthy choice. Engineering Our scholars develop their engineering skills while playing with blocks. They determine the best method possible to erect their structures. As they are working they notice architectural inadequacies and identify what is creating the problem with their structure. The children then modify their plan . Benchmarks in Child Development for Four-Year-Old Parent Tips: Every child develops individually. Benchmarks are to provide awareness of the ages and stages of development. You are your child’s best teacher and advocate in learning environments and extra-curricular activities. Benchmarks include: • Language Development- communication and comprehension skills • Social/Emotional Development- behavior and relational skills • Cognitive Development- thinking and problem solving • Motor Development- physical movement, gross motor skills and fine motor skills Language Development Communicates clearly with others. Retells stories in sentences of five to six words. Parent Tips Read a variety of books to your preschooler. Sing songs. Make up rhyming words. Build vocabulary by talking about experiences. Provide pretend play toys. Write stories as dictated by child, allow child to illustrate. Social/Emotional Development Cooperates with other children and adults. Seeks to be more independent. Negotiates solutions to conflicts and challenges. Seeks new experiences. Social-emotional skills are an essential component in our pre-K classroom. We want our students to feel comfortable in our school environment and be able to express themselves positively. Through various visuals, children will identify different types of feelings. Role-playing helps students to identify ways to act in different situations with their peers. We learn various coping mechanisms to employ when feeling angry or sad. Parent Tips Catch your child being good ,give hugs. Maintain consistent routines. Provide choices within limits. Set clear boundaries . Cognitive Development Follows three-part commands. Understands the concepts of counting. Comprehends the idea of the same and different. Engages in pretend/fantasy play. Parent Tips Provide building toys (spatial skills), board games (taking turns/sharing), art activities (creativity), role-playing (language development/problem solving), and outdoor play (cooperation/coordination/energy release). Assist in observing surroundings. Ask questions. Encourage curiosity. Answer child’s questions honestly but appropriately. Motor Development Hops, balances on each foot, catches bounced ball often. Draws a person with three parts. Copies shapes and some capital letters. Parent Tips Promote physical activities (biking, swimming, walking, running). Limit screen time