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Pre-Kindergarten

We know that pre-kindergartners are active and enjoy being helpful. They need to explore, try things, and test limits; crave reasonable limits and opportunities to learn boundaries; and need practice sharing and interacting with adults and children.

We help our pre-kindergartners begin to know themselves as they explore boundaries, operate in personal and shared space, and give and take with both words and items.

Our goals for pre-kindergartners

READING:

Explore concepts of print, story development, and reading comprehension, and build pre-reading skills and awareness of letters and letter sounds.

WRITING:

Create an interest in writing using dictation and verbal story sequencing, and foster fine motor skills through play.

SOCIAL STUDIES:

Build awareness of themselves, their families and others through play and activity.

MATH:

Explore the world of numbers, one-to-one correspondence, and the purpose for numbers and math in their world.

SCIENCE:

Learn the fundamentals of investigation by using their senses and begin to develop scientific language to describe objects and scientific phenomena through play.

WORLD LANGUAGE:

Expand their awareness of the world through French and Spanish languages and culture, and become active learners through singing and acting.

LIBRARY:

Build excitement about reading, learn how to check out and care for books, and practice active listening and participation skills.

PE:

Explore and discover what it is to be physically active, begin to develop locomotor skills and coordination, and learn how to share and cooperate with one another.

MUSIC:

Learn to listen, keep a steady beat, sing songs that help them match pitch, and extend their vocal range.

ART:

Develop fine and gross motor skills and, using their hands, build a love of making art.

THINKERING:

Develop hand-eye coordination for interacting with computers, tablets, and maker materials, and explore and wonder about how they interact with the world.