Pre-Kindergarten Program  

In our Pre-Kindergarten Program, (4-5 years old) your child will gain independence while getting ready for the transition to kindergarten with a more organized environment. Our passionate teachers will partner with you during this special time making their "senior year" of preschool the best it can be.

Each day your child will explore a variety of cultures, doing simple addition and subtraction, creating simple patterns, singing songs, doing art, and making music. Each day is packed with carefully designed activities structured around the six main development areas.

We use the Creative Curriculum® for Pre-Kindergarten, which translates new research and theory from the field of early childhood education into a practical, easy-to-understand approach to working with children and their families. It is a comprehensive curriculum with a clear organizational structure and a particular focus on interest areas.  The Creative Curriculum balances both teacher-directed and child-initiated learning, with an emphasis on responding to children's learning styles and building on their strengths and interests.

The curriculum identifies goals in all areas of development: Social/Emotional, Cognitive, Physical and Language. It also integrates learning in literacy, math, science, social studies, the arts, and technology throughout the day.

 

Language and Literacy Development

  • Describe familiar people, places, things, and events with detail

  • Retell a familiar story with the beginning, middle, and end in order

  • Write his or her name as well as many other letters

  • Use writing as a way to describe experiences or feelings, making drawings and letters

 

Social and Emotional Development

  • Seek out interactions with a variety of adults, with both new and familiar people

  • Routinely share, take turns, and interact with other children in a respectful and helpful manner

  • Recognize and accept similarities and differences among people and showing an appreciation for diversity

  • Demonstrate an ability to resolve conflicts using words

 

Physical Development and Wellness

  • Coordinate different body movements to catch and throw a ball and move through obstacle courses

  • Participate in physical activity for at least 2 hours daily

  • Use scissors to cut simple shapes and writing utensils to trace letters and numbers with greater accuracy

  • Discuss how exercise makes the body feel

Cognitive Development

  • Create simple patterns and arrange objects according to size

  • Perform simple addition and subtraction

  • Use knowledge and personal experiences to predict outcomes of scientific experiments

  • Explore a variety of cultures by identifying ways people are alike and different

 

Creative Expression

  • Craft detailed works of art using various materials like paint and modeling clay

  • Move to a tempo, beat, or style of music

  • Follow multi-step directions as stated in a song, like hopping or clapping

  • Participate in a variety of musical experiences

By the end of the year, you can expect your child to:

  • Follow class rules

  • Separate from a parent or caregiver with ease

  • Take turns

  • Cut along a line with scissors

  • Establish left- or right-hand dominance

  • Understand time concepts like yesterday, today, and tomorrow

  • Stand quietly in a line

  • Follow directions agreeably and easily

  • Pay attention for 15 to 20 minutes

  • Hold a crayon and pencil correctly

  • Share materials such as crayons and blocks

  • Know the eight basic colors: red, yellow, blue, green, orange, black, white, and pink

  • Recognize and write the letters of the alphabet in upper- and lowercase forms

  • Know the relationship between letters and the sounds they make

  • Recognize sight words such as the and read simple sentences

  • Spell his first and last name

  • Write consonant-vowel-consonant words such as bat and fan

  • Retell a story that has been read aloud

  • Show an opinion through drawing, writing, or speaking (e.g. “My favorite book is...”)

  • Identify and be able to write numbers from 0 to 20

  • Count by ones and tens to 100

  • Do addition problems with sums up to 10

  • Do subtraction problems with numbers 0 to 10

  • Know basic shapes such as square, triangle, rectangle, and circle

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