Pre-K

  • For children who are 4 years old by September 1st.
  • One teacher to no more than eight children.
  • Must attend 5 days a week (Mon-Fri).

By the age of four, children have built the confidence to take on the world and continue to grow in independence, self-help, and learning. They are constantly taking in new ideas and are expressing themselves more than previously. They have begun to build a sense of individuality and are more expressive in how they communicate. They are now getting ready to embark on a lifelong adventure of learning in school.

Our Pre-K program is geared toward preparing your child for the school years ahead. Our program emphasizes the importance of age appropriate academics, social skills, and self-help skills that will give children the confidence needed to enter school. The Pre-K teachers have thoughtfully outlined, structured, and mentally-stimulating lessons intended to engage the children daily by exposing them to art, music, dance, hands-on activities, read-alouds, and much more. Lessons are planned according to monthly themes and are built around the idea that children learn through their natural state of being engaged, playing, and having fun.

Developmental Milestones

  • Physical Development
    • Continue to build on gross motor skills by riding trikes, throwing, catching, jumping, leaping, running, etc.
    • Build on self-help skills such as dressing him/herself, shoe-tying, feeding and cleaning up after eating, etc.
    • Continue to build fine motor skills by holding a pencil correctly and using scissors
  • Cognitive Development
    • Vocabulary increasing daily and speech should be fully understandable
    • Able to ask and answer open-ended questions
    • Better able to understand sequence of events
    • Build on spatial relationships and concept of time
    • Introduce consequences
    • Can recognize and print first name
    • Can identify upper and lower case letters
    • Can count and identify numbers to 10
  • Social/Emotional Development
    • Introduce concept of responsibility
    • Continue to grow in independence
    • Able to cooperate, negotiate, and problem-solve more with peers
    • Express, identify, and manage emotions with self and peers
    • Manners should be more apparent and used regularly
    • Make and take control over personal choices

Pre-K Daily Schedule

9:00-9:15
Arrival

9:15-9:45
Playground

9:45-10:00
Bathroom Break

10:00-10:15
Snack time

10:15-10:30
Morning Circle Time
Calendar, Weather, Music and Stories

10:30-11:45
Activity Time
Free Choice Centers, Enrichment, or 1-on-1 with the Teacher

11:45-12:00
Bathroom Break

12:00-12:15
Lunch

12:15-12:30
Afternoon Circle Time
Lesson Wrap-up

12:30-12:45
Playground

12:45-1:00
Pick-up