Whet each child's thirst and love for knowledge!
Create a hands-on learning environment through art, stories, music & experiments.
Develop confidence in themselves and an enthusiasm for school in a loving & caring atmosphere.
To feel comfortable trying new things and know that making mistakes is part of learning.
To develop socialization skills- good manners, cooperation, friendship, how to share, negotiate, and take responsibility for their actions.
To express feelings, including anger and frustration, through words rather than actions.
To make independent choices and attempt to solve their own problems.
To pay attention, follow directions, & ask questions if they don't understand.
To provide lots of opportunities to read books, link words and letters (language development).
Physical Development of the large and small muscles.
To enter kindergarten confident, ready to learn, and well prepared for the kindergarten experience.
A monthly newsletter and song sheet is sent home to keep parents up-to-date on learning experiences at preschool.
A Sample Preschool Day:
Creative movement, outside play, games, and
basic gym skills throughout the day Concept Time
(thematic based curriculum - see below) Free Choice/Art Snack
Learning Center, Letter writing, Introduction to Phonics
Introduction to alphabet sounds & numbers with the "Get Set for School"* pre-k curriculum from the experts at Handwriting Without Tears®**
Kindergarten Readiness Evaluation & Parent/Teacher Conferences
* "Get Set for School" is a multi-sensory, developmentally appropriate, hands-on learning approach for teaching reading readiness, writing, language, literacy, numbers, and math. Check-out their series of short videos at www.getsetforschool.com/videos
** Handwriting Without Tears® aims to make legible and fluent handwriting a skill that students can master easily. See more of what it does and why it works at www.hwtears.com
Other kinds of learning activities we incorporate:
Art : Tempera Paint (easel, splatter, squish), watercolor, collage materials, playdough/clay, gluing, cutting, chalk, glitter, crayon melt and many other mediums.