We offer several options for 4 year olds: the Pre-K 4, Pre-K 4 with enrichment and Pre-K 4/5 programs. The emphasis of all three is on important social and academic skills needed to prepare children for a successful transition to kindergarten. A large portion of each day is devoted to play experiences, inside and out, where children use their natural curiosity and love of learning to explore and create.
The curriculum is the same for all programs, but the children in the Pre-K 4 with enrichment and Pre-K 4/5 attend school for a slightly longer day, and the Pre-K 4/5 is one additional day each week. This provides additional opportunities for children to concentrate on the skills needed to prepare them for a successful transition to kindergarten. Through observations, the teacher may help a child succeed in areas where they do not excel. The teachers strive to aid each child in developing a positive self-image. The longer class days give us additional time to include activities in pre-reading techniques and strategies such as letter of the week, rhyming, letter identification, phonics and counting. Children will work on different STEM projects and work together to experiment, observe, and use critical thinking to conclude on questions. Children’s literature also plays a key role in our learning experiences.
We consider Pre K 4/5 our mixed-age classroom; a learning environment to a group of children of varied ages between 4 & 5 and abilities. This combination provides opportunities for the children to learn and grow with one another by creating a leader and learner environment. Some children need an extra year to develop their skills before going on to Kindergarten.
While engaged in a varied and stimulating environment, the children learn to work together with children not only of the same age, but also with those either older or younger than themselves. Older children will be models for the classroom, developing leadership skills, while younger children will develop more complete language and types of play.
Must turn 4 by December 31st
Meets three days a week for nine months, September through May. Choose from one of the two options below:
- 9:00am – 12:00pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday
- 9:00am – 1:55pm on Monday and Wednesday (includes afternoon enrichment) and 9:00 – 12:00pm on Friday
Must turn 5 years old during the school year and plan to attend Kindergarten the following fall
Meets four days a week, Monday through Thursday, from 9:00 am -1:55pm. Program runs for nine months, September through May