Preschool

Development of interpersonal relationships and a sense of community are very important in the preschool years. We embrace each child individually, nurturing a zest for learning, a willingness to take risks, and above all, a sense of curiosity about the world around us. We instill in the children a sense of respect for and an awareness of the needs of the school community. We help the children to become group learners, effective problem solvers, thoughtful decision-makers and good citizens. The children experience many situations that help them to grow and develop into empathic, compassionate and caring individuals.

The Preschool Programs:

PreK-2
This is the entry level for preschool. Children need to be 2.5yrs old by September 1st of the school year. The children are introduced to colors, shapes, letters, numbers and experience music, story time and group play in a gently structured manner. The development of social skills, listening skills and the proper use of language prepares the child for the next level of learning.

PreK-3
Children need to be 3years old and completely “potty trained” by September 1st of the school year. At this level the children are introduced to the upper and lower case alphabet, beginning sounds, numbers to 50, math, science, social studies, Spanish and computer skills.

PreK-4
This program uses Kindergarten text and materials. Language Arts is a large part of this program. Language inspires a desire in children to unlock the code of printed symbols on a page, and to begin to use letters and words to express their thoughts and experiences. Teachers build on each child’s innate pleasure in words, establishing a positive foundation for speaking, listening, reading and writing. Math, science, social studies, art, music, Spanish and computer skills round out the reminder of the curriculum. This is a half-day program.

Early Kindergarten
This program is designed for the child that is at least four years old and is ready for a full-day program. The program uses Kindergarten materials to introduce, enhance and improve students’ understanding of initial consonant sounds, letters, word and number recognition, letter and number formation. Mathematical concepts are integrated into daily classroom experiences. Science, social studies, computer, Spanish, art, music and physical education encourage students to stretch their educational experiences

Early Childhood