Our Programs

Preschool Program

Pre-Kindergarten

In the Pre-Kindergarten classroom, our main goal is strong preparation for kindergarten and the challenges of the world ahead of them.  We work on following directions, age appropriate socialization and problem solving skills. We operate on a theme based learning approach that incorporates math, science, reading, writing and social studies. The children work on number recognition, counting, patterning, addition, subtraction, deductive reasoning, and many other math concepts. We also practice writing skills, phonics, word recognition, holding a pencil the proper way, reading and writing simple sentences.

Pre-Kindergarten Schedule

7:00-9:00  Arrival, Breakfast and Exploration
Manipulatives are available to enhance fine motor skills, socialization, sharing and cooperative play while nurturing independence and fostering healthy choices.
9:00-9:30  Hand Washing and Snack Time/Literacy    
We encourage good table manners and respectful conversation with friends while enjoying a healthy snack.  Children build upon literacy skills through books, words and pictures.
9:30-10:00  Morning Meeting
We enjoy a morning meeting where we sing a “Start the Day” song and write and read the interactive morning message and practice phonics. As a group we discuss the weather, calendar, and days of the week/months of the year.  We enjoy the benefits of music and movement.
10:00-10:15  Letter of the Week
We practice writing skills and gather together to build confidence around recognition.
10:15-10:45  Journals
We write, draw and express about a variety of topics using our knowledge of phonics and literacy to aid us in inventive spelling.
10:45-11:30  Outside Play/ Social Interaction/ Team Building
We enjoy activities that include gross motor skills, coordination, imagination and good old fashioned fun.
11:30-12:00  Learn and Grow
Our group time to discuss and inquire about an age appropriate topics that inspire and motivate.
12:00-2:00  Mealtime/ Self Expression Activities
We will often use our “Table Talk” box to foster good conversation.  Peaceful activities are made available to create a relaxing time of day. Cots will be made available to children who want or need to nap.
2:00-2:30  Wake up and Snack Time
We encourage good table manners and respectful conversation with friends while enjoying a healthy snack.
2:30-3:00  Math/ Science
We build upon a variety of math topics ranging from number recognition and counting to addition and subtraction. We focus on these math topics both in group lessons and individual work. Science is visited through experiments, literacy and hands on activities.
3:00-3:15  Music
Children are given the opportunity to create, perform and respond to music.
3:15-4:00  Outside Play/ Social Interaction/ Team Building
We enjoy activities that include gross motor skills, coordination, imagination and good old fashioned fun.
4:00-4:30  Center Based Learning
Rotating through centers to enhance fine motor, cognitive and the creative aspects of learning.
4:30-5:00  Literacy/ Afternoon Meeting
Children build upon literacy skills through books, words and pictures. A time to reflect on the day’s events        
5:00-6:00  Classroom Exploration
Manipulatives are available to enhance fine motor skills, socialization, sharing and cooperative play while nurturing independence and fostering healthy choices.