(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
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
Children come together to finish activities from the morning or do puppet/reading activities.
11:30 a.m – 12:00 p.m
Children wash hands and help prepare for lunch.
12:00 p.m – 12:15 a.m
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.
Children choose from a variety of centers to work at.
3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
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
- Cooperating, negotiating, and problem solving with peers.
- Recognizing emotions in others.
- 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.
- Making personal choices.
- Sharing ideas, thoughts, and feelings.
- Asking and answering open-ended questions.
- Understanding a sequence of events.
- Grasping spatial relationships and the concepts of time.