A child’s feeling of independence and social interaction with others is what the Preschool classroom is all about. Our program revolves around the children learning to help themselves and getting along with others. Our safe and enriching program focuses on all aspects of creative learning. Hands on activities encompass exciting weekly themes which include nutrition, 5 senses, Weather, dinosaurs and Eric Carle, to name just a few.
During the course of the day, children are encouraged to make choices for themselves, cooperate with others as well as listen and follow directions. Preschoolers rotate to a variety of learning centers which offer items to help stimulate young imaginative minds.
During the course of the program the classroom teachers lead the children in small and large group activities, such as movement, read-a-loud stories, circle time and art activities. We also start the method of Fundation’s by Wilson in our Literacy groups. This allows our students to start the preparation of learning to write. Calendar time introduces them to the days of the week and the months of the year. Patterns, graphing, simple math and science activities are included in the weekly program. Music, movement, and playground times are a favorite part of each day.
The children are encouraged to make friends, share and communicate with their classmates. The children are also prompted to use the bathroom on their own, although assistance is given if necessary.
The children’s art is proudly displayed around the room and displayed on our online app for our parents to see. Fine motor skills are used daily as they participate in themed take home projects. Their individuality is appreciated and their achievements are applauded.
Positive discipline methods are used so the children do not feel singled out or embarrassed. Preparing these young minds for kindergarten is a primary goal of the teachers as they encourage verbal skills, teach self-help skills and promote self-assurance.