We offer a developmentally appropriate pre-kindergarten program to prepare your child confidently for public school. Your child will be introduced to basic kindergarten concepts in a fun and nurturing atmosphere. Our school offers a play based learning environment and we are dedicated to excellence in early childhood education. Classtime consists of phonics, early writing skills, literacy, art, music, P.E., math, science, social studies and social skills. Goals for pre-k include the following:
Before they begin to read, it is important for children to hear and distinguish between words, sounds, and syllables in speech.
Writing in pre-k will begin with practicing fine motor control and stroke lines
Children can discover so much through art. Their is no right or wrong answer! It develops their confidence about being an individual and allows for self-expression that early writing cannot always do.
Music helps children learn the sounds and meanings of words. They also develop memory skills. When they dance and manipulate instruments, they are developing fine and gross motor skills. They are invited to express themselves. Music also challenges their minds and bodies to collaborate.
PE does not only promote a healthy lifestyle, it teaches social skills like team work, taking turns, cheering for each other, and good sportsmanship. While challenging themselves physically, pre-kindergarteners can also improve their self-confidence and strengthen friendships.
Math is so much fun! Before understanding symbols, kids need to understand things on a concrete level. They start this process by using manipulatives and concrete objects. After they can think this way they can then understand more abstract concepts.
Children are natural scientists! They are curious, energetic and love to experiment. it is important that they develop this love of exploring the world around them for their future learning. In our class we use a lot of hands-on, indoor and outdoor experiments to learn how to make predictions and observations. Rather than mastering facts, this stage of learning is all about exploring and making observaions.
Through social studies, children gain an understanding of the world around them and their immediate environment
Kindergarten can be a big adjustment. Our pre-k program aims to teach necessarly social skills that will help our students prepare with confidence and awareness in the way they interact and solve problems with one another.
*Students will need to bring their own lunch
W.Th.F 9:15am – 1:10pm $360
M.W.Th.F 10:30am – 2:00pm $420