Preschool & Kindergarten Prep
Preschool age children are so eager to learn anything we will teach them. Their minds are learning new skills on a daily basis. Our classrooms help foster an environment of learning in a fun and educational way.
Our preschool classrooms offer reading centers, play centers encouraging imaginative play, creative art centers, and a circle time center for daily reiterations of letters, numbers, shapes, colors, and days of the week.
OUR PRESCHOOL PROGRAM INCLUDES:
- Morning Group
o Radical Morning Routines – including talking about the weather, upcoming events, and assigning jobs to the children.
o Theme Talk – including signing a song about a topic you discussed during Radical Morning Routines, the theme of the day.
o Character Education – choosing a character, such as patience, to discuss and act out.
- Large Group including choosing an item such as ice. Have the children all share their experiences with ice, touching it and discussing the feeling of cold, then naming other things that are cold.
- Small Group including making frozen pops by pouring juice into molds and freezing them for snack later. We encourage them to use words such as cold, freezing, melting, etc.
- Language including learning the different sounds in words by reading a poem using the letter “S”, for example, repeatedly throughout the poem.
- Creative Arts including having each child make and decorate their own, unique, snowflake to hang in the classroom.
- Science/Sensory including growing a crystal garden in class, to be observed each day as it grows.
- Dramatic Play including making an igloo out of a box and encouraging the children to paint it into their own special igloo for their class.
- Math/Manipulative including using file folders with Popsicle sticks glued to the folder. Each stick has a number of colored dots on it. With the teachers’ help, the children match a Popsicle, cut out of construction paper with a number written on it to the stick, with the stick with the matching amount of dots.
- Music/Movement including having the children listen to music and pretend they are melting like snowmen.
- Outdoor Learning including playing “Follow the Leader” outside and leading the children to float like snowflakes.