Pre-Kindergarten Program

(4 TO 5 YEAR OLDS)
Pre-Kindergarteners are getting ready for that big day when they would go to Kindergarten. Our curriculum is designed to get children ready by teaching letters, words, math concepts, and social skills.

The day of a Preschooler

Open – 9 a.m
Arrival and breakfast

Children participate in individual activities or small group activities and eat breakfast.

9 a.m – 9:25 a.m
Group time

Teachers bring the group together for morning circle time calendar, sharing, literacy building, discussion, and featured activities for the day.

9:25 a.m – 10:45 a.m
Learning centers and small group activities

Children will participate in math, science, art, music, writing, reading, and sensory learning centers. The focus is on skill building and observation.

10:45 a.m – 11:30 a.m
Group Time

Children come together to finish activities from the morning or do puppet/reading activities.

11:30 a.m – 12:00 p.m
Lunch

Children wash hands and help prepare for lunch.

12:00 p.m – 12:15 a.m
Group Time

Teacher reads aloud as children settle down for rest.

12:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Rest time and quiet work time

Most children nap or rest quietly as the children wake up they participate in quiet work (puzzles, books, writing, or teacher assisted one on one time).

2:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Learning centers

Children choose from a variety of centers to work at.

3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Snack

3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Clean up time (snack)

3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Gym or outdoor play time

If weather permitting, children choose from a variety of fitness activities.

4:15 p.m – Dismissal

Children work in learning centers as individuals or in small groups, clean up.

What your Pre-Kindergartener will learn

Social Skills

  • Cooperating, negotiating, and problem solving with peers.
  • Recognizing emotions in others.

Physical Skills

  • Gaining large muscle development through obstacle courses, riding bikes, and throwing balls.
  • Dressing independently by using zippers and buttons.
  • Gaining spatial awareness by moving to music.

Emotional Skills

  • Making personal choices.
  • Sharing ideas, thoughts, and feelings.

Intellectual Skills

  • Asking and answering open-ended questions.
  • Understanding a sequence of events.
  • Grasping spatial relationships and the concepts of time.