Our Pre-School Programs are designed to inspire and engage 2 1/2 to 4 1/2 year-olds.
We have two preschool classrooms and one Pre-Kindergarten class. The children move onto the next class when they are developmentally and physically ready. Our youngest preschool class, the “Superstars” incorporates potty learning as part of the curriculum as well as the development of social and physical skills
Our theme-based curriculum incorporates science, math, and language arts into fun and interesting monthly themes.
This Curriculum includes important basics such as letters and phonics, numbers, and shapes as well as concepts and life skills such as friendship, our community, and nutrition. All of these areas of learning are incorporated into our daily events of group circle time, pre-school time and projects.
Circle Time is a wonderful opportunity for each class to come together as a group. Our circle times are designed for the children to have fun while learning!
Music is a big part of circle time. The children learn songs, fingerplays, and creative movement. They are invited to participate in singing, dancing, and playing instruments.
Stories are also part of this group activity. Our teachers may read a picture book to the children and discuss the story afterward. We also have a flannel board on which the children can create and tell their own stories with shapes and characters provided. We often combine music and movement with stories by singing song stories or acting out favorite stories. We provide a variety of books for the children to access throughout the day.
Cooking is also incorporated into our curriculum. The children learn to measure, name and combine ingredients, and taste the final product. Our pre-schoolers often assist in some of the lunch food preparation that is appropriate for their age. The children take great pleasure and pride in this process and acquire a real sense of participation and accomplishment.
ABCs & 123s!
Each preschool classroom also has times of the day for planned activities that focus on learning some of the basic fundamentals needed for future education and advanced learning.
Some of the main areas of learning include literacy, math, and science. The children begin to identify and write the alphabet, numbers, and eventually their names and words. They learn to name colors and shapes and understand mathematical concepts such as patterning and sizing. The children also have fun learning about basic concepts of science through hands-on Science exploration projects.