We provide vocabulary rich daily opportunities for large group, small group, and individual learning.
Preschoolers receive a Progressive Preschool Backpack! We’ll provide a keychain with his/her name, and a folder for sending information home and back; this is also for a change of labeled clothes & accident clothes.
We follow CACFP; meals and snacks are offered every three hours. We are also the highest level (3) of TOPStar; healthier food and snack options are offered with more physical activities.
We use Kaplan's Connect4Learning curriculum in this class! It's an amazing resource that provides ample hands-on activities over many domains: language and literacy, mathematics, science, dramatic play, cognitive lifelong skills, as well as social and emotional awareness! Each unit introduces an initial concept that then builds, expanding the knowledge base and inciting new thought patterns. We embed learning through play daily. If and when necessary, our teachers tailor to meet children's individual, social and emotional, and academic needs.
The preschool day is spent in open and free choice time engaging in hands on learning activities of the student’s choice. The classroom is strategically divided into several learning centers. No matter what they choose to engage in, they will be gaining various skills: fine motor, pre-writing, problem solving, critical thinking & reasoning, and social-emotional.
We also participate in circle time, where we practice skills like sitting with attention on the teacher, raising our hands, and taking turns speaking. We also work on pre-reading, pre-writing and pre-mathematic concepts.
We perform periodic screeners to determine if any of their developmental learning areas are falling behind. If they are, we provide parents with enriching activities to do at home as well as work on them here in class.
Reaching Potentials through Recommended Practices, or RP2, uses predictable schedules, routines3 – routines within routines within routines – and focuses on enhancing engagement levels between the student and their peers, adults, and materials used. If more individualization is necessary, observations help teachers create individual opportunities for learning and growth.
Procare allows us to send info on your child’s day, with pictures when we have time and messages between teachers and parents. It’s a great communication tool!
Our goal is that your student will learn new things each and every day and have the social and physical skills to help them successfully begin kindergarten. This fun free choice approach has proved the best method to teach them to want to learn and be engaged in learning!