Early Years Program (Pre-K)
This developmental program introduces skills and positive attitudes toward learning that children need for beginning academic achievement. A variety of experiences develop eye/hand/body coordination, Mathematics, and Reading readiness. These students also have Library, Physical Education, and Internet Technology classes each week. All children in this program must be toilet trained before coming to school.
The 3- and 4-year-olds program is designed to engage children in their first formal school experience. This is a research-based, developmentally appropriate program that incorporates education of the whole preschool child through multiple components.
We believe in providing:
A Ready-for-School program that is filled with investigation, exploration, and discovery.
An environment in which active and enthusiastic children can refine and expand their skills and knowledge.
An environment that is engaging, safe, and purposefully designed with enriching activities that lead to success in school and life.
Meaningful experiences for children with age-appropriate resources and materials.
A program that recognizes every student as a unique individual, with their own learning dispositions, and that students have the right to learn at their own pace.
Support for each student to extend their interests, needs, and abilities, and we regularly reflect these in the planned program.
An inclusive program, providing a wide variety of stimulating, planned and incidental, child-centered experiences in the indoor and outdoor environment.
Appropriate age-related activities in which we as teachers model behavior, encouraging children to be responsible, curious, and active learners.
Plenty of opportunities for communication between parents and teachers about their child’s learning progress.
Positive reciprocal interactions in which we value and include children’s contributions to the program.
An extensive expressive arts program that develops children’s self-expression and confidence in creative art, drama, music, movements, and dance.
Both informal and formal learning times, during which we help children gain confidence and competence in early literacy, writing, numeracy, mathematics, science, and technology.