Pre - Kindergarten Program (Age level 4.5 years to 5.5 years)

The pre-k curriculum is designed to encourage four and five-year-olds to be imaginative, energetic, inquiry-based learners who explore the classroom environment with curiosity and purpose. Kindergarten preparation is emphasized at this level. The teachers prepare lessons geared toward readiness skills and self-expression. The following areas are promoted: reading and math readiness, art, science, and practical life.

Pre-kindergarten classes focus on:

  • Social and emotional development to foster a child's sense of self, enhance his or her ability to make friends, and create openess to learning.
  • Physical development to strengthen large and small muscles, coordinate movement, and improve overall health and growth.
  • Creative expression and aesthetic development to foster a child's appreciation for the arts music, movement, dramatic play, and visual arts.
  • Cognitive development to promote intellectual growth and school success. When children use their langauage, literacy, mathematical and scientific thinking, and social studies cognitive skills to think, problem solve, and communicate, they are making sense of their world.