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Pre-Kindergarten

Pre-K Classroom

Ideal for the child that misses the cutoff or is looking for a challenging 4 year-old program before entering kindergarten. Class program is from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, on a 3,4 or 5 day enrollment. Please see "Kindergarten" for more details on the curriculum.


Our goal is to promote positive attitudes, high self-esteem and social responsibilities that will enhance your child's ability to develop to his/her fullest potential, while challenging and sharpening your child's analytical thinking, problem solving, memory developmental skills.


Pre-Kindergarten Objectives

  • To promote a positive self image.
  • To develop socially within a group structure.
  • To work individually within a group and to work individually.
  • To develop pre-reading and math skills through the following:
    • Recognition and printing full name.
    • Recognition of primary and secondary colors.
    • Recognition of numbers 1 - 100, printing up to 25.
    • Recognition of number values 1 - 25.
    • Recognition of alphabet, beginning sounds, and printing.
    • To develop auditory discrimination with letter sounds.
    • To develop visual discrimination.
    • To identify sight words and opposites.
    • To be able to communicate thoughts and ideas in complete sentences.
  • To develop listening skills in all facets.
  • To develop the ability to write in the D’Nealian Handwriting Method.
  • To be well-rounded in all areas of development for promoting a continued yearning for knowledge within each student.
  • To develop gross and fine motor skills through the following:
    • Outside play (a minimum of 30 minutes daily) for gross motor development.
    • Coloring, printing, manipulatives, and various art projects for fine motor development.
  • To follow directions and obey class/school rules.
  • To develop hand/eye coordination.

Pre-Kindergarten Class Schedule

8:30 - 9:00 Supervised Free Play
9:00 - 9:15 Morning Opening (Calendar, Weather, Pledge of Allegiance)
9:15 - 10:30 Activities to include Reading Readiness, Math Readiness, with a break for snack*
10:30 - 11:00 Child’s Choice of Free time (Books, play, manipulatives, coloring, puzzles)
11:00 - 11:30 Handwriting Skills
11:30 - 12:00 Lunchtime**
12:00 - 12:30 Outdoor or Indoor Free Play
12:30 - 1:00 Quiet time and story
1:00 - 3:00 Activities to include Social Studies, Science, Music or Art, with a break for snack*
3:00 - 6:00 organized Indoor/Outdoor Activities

* The school provides morning and afternoon snacks. Our snacks are nutritious and low in cholesterol and sugar. Children may also make/cook snack as part of their lesson of the day.
** Parents supply lunch. Foods can be heated via microwave oven. Lunch is served on paper plates, and plastic spoons and bibs are supplied by the school when needed.

Pre-Kindergarten Curriculum

Spring

Reading Readiness
Initial consonants
Sight Words
Rhyming
Sentence Meaning
Oral Reading
Weekly Reader Newspaper
Picture Reading
Stories
Whole Language experiences
Library Center
D'Nealian Handwriting
Language Arts
Stories
Listening
Storytelling
Sharing
Role Playing
Dramatizing
Puppets
Finger plays
Poetry
Creating experience stories
"Writing" and illustrating a book
Choral Speaking
Math Readiness
Counting to 100
Number recognition to 100
Recognize number values to 25
Ordinal Numbers
Graphs & Tables
Time
Money
Measuring Concepts
Addition/Subtraction
Social Studies
Rules That Protect Us
Our Country
Martin Luther King
Presidents Day
The World Around Us
People In Other Lands
Celebrations
Science
Winter
Living and Nonliving
Dinosaurs
Plants & Animals
Sinking & Floating
Sound, Heat, & Light
Land & Water
Earth & Sky
Weather
Observe
Explore
Experiment
Discover
Question
Compare
Problem Solve

Fall

Reading Readiness
Letter Recognition - Capital and Small
Left to Right Progression
Initial consonants
Opposites
Beginning Sight Words
Weekly Reader Newspaper
Picture Reading
Stories
Whole Language experiences
Library Center
D'Nealian Handwriting
Language Arts
Stories
Listening
Storytelling
Sharing
Role Playing
Dramatizing
Puppets
Finger plays
Poetry
Creating experience stories
"Writing" and illustrating a book
Choral Speaking
Math Readiness
Counting
Number recognition
Classifying
Placement words:
over/under
above/below
top/middle/bottom
Patterns
More than/Less than
Social Studies
"I Am Special"
Families
Working Together
Fire Prevention/Safety
Community Helpers
Columbus Day
Halloween
Thanksgiving/Pilgrims
Native Americans
Christmas/Hanukah
Kwanza
Science
Autumn
Five Senses
Growing and Changing
Migration
Hibernation
Life Science
Observe
Explore
Experiment
Discover
Question
Compare
Problem Solve