2.5-3.5 years old
Our Pre-Kindergarten Program is designed to position students to excel in kindergarten, focusing on core learning areas of literacy, math, science, writing, and art.
Imagine preschool classrooms in which children are expanding their vocabularies and building math, science, art, music and interpersonal skills. They do it by playing games, singing songs, hearing stories and making up their own, engaging in make believe and much more. Join Curiosity Cat, Chilly the Penguin and Squeaky the Squirrel as they introduce students to concepts and skills that help them talk, imagine and discover!
7:00-8:00Greetings, Readings, and Writings
8:30-8:40 Gathering Circle
8:40-8:55 Clues and Questions
9:30-9:40 Rhyme Time and Getting Along Together
9:40-10:40 Plan and Play
10:40-11:00 STaR: Story Telling and Retelling
11:30-11:40 Math Moments
12:00-2:00 Nap Time
2:30-2:55 Questions/Reflections and Home Links
2:55-5:30 Free Choice Center Play and Recess
Gross motor play will be offered as weather permits. If unable to go outside, another activity or free choice will be offered.
Drop-Off: To get the most of our curriculum and activities, we ask that your child be here by 9am on a regular occasion. We understand that there will be times when this is not possible. Please let your child's teacher know when you'll be arriving after 9. Separation anxiety is common, not that that's any comfort when you have a clinger on your hands…or around your neck. Just remember to stay positive. Don’t let on that you’re worried or waiting for trouble at the drop-off. Instead, appear completely confident that your child will separate easily — say good-bye cheerfully and matter-of-factly. Then walk out without a backward glance (tough, but necessary).
Communication: Communication through messages, pictures, videos and daily logs are all important ways to build the relationship between teachers and parents and for parents to know how their child is doing throughout the day. We understand the joy that these things can bring you when you're away from your child. It will always be our best effort to communicate with you on a regular and timely matter, but please understand and show grace when we can't do that because we our playing with, chasing around, teaching or giving our undivided attention to the little ones in our care. We will update as soon as possible, sometimes that means when your precious ones are sleeping. Messages will be answered as soon as possible. If you need an immediate response, please text or call Mrs. Brandy.
Potty Training: We want to play a role in your child's potty training adventure. Parents should be sensitive to the needs of a child care provider, who is most likely watching other kids as well and who must keep hygiene, cleanliness, and practicality as considerations to the training process as well.
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