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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 ones senses and beginning to develop scientific vocabulary to describe objects and scientific phenomena through guided play.

WORLD LANGUAGE:

Expand awareness of the world through French and Spanish language and culture, in order for students to become active learners through playing, 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 it is to be physically active, begin to develop locomotor skills and coordination, and learn how to share and cooperate with one another through individual, small group and team activities.

MUSIC:

Learn to explore music through play, and to foster their love and curiosity of music and movement.

ART:

Develop fine and gross motor skills by using ones hands with a variety of mediums; building 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.