The second of our preschool programs serves children from 3 years to 4 years. 3-year old’s are full of wonder and enjoy spending time observing and imitating. They are very curious at this age and fill their days by exploring the world around them. We enrich their days in the classroom by providing them with lots of hands-on activities. Because 3-year old’s love to pretend, we provide plenty of opportunities for dress-up and imaginative activities. In this stage of development, there is a rapid increase in physical, cognitive, developmental, and social skills. The first of our preschool programs provides a balanced curriculum to satisfy this unique growth period. The children are introduced to a new Learning Experiences and our Zoophonics program, which is designed to challenge the rapidly developing verbal skills of each child. The monthly curriculum covers language, science, social studies, math, art, manipulatives, music and physical fitness. Children are also ready to learn letter recognition, shapes, colors and numbers. Children participate in more advanced arts and crafts and enjoy books read by their teachers, playing games and engaging in finger plays. Each day is packed with fun!
The third of our three preschool programs serves children from 4 years to 5 years. With their teachers acting as guides and facilitators of learning, the children at Kids Choice spend most of their time involved in “hands-on” activities, we believe academic learning is most effective when it is playful and exploratory. Our teachers in this program skillfully weave in academic goals and objectives as they build on what children can do and challenge them to try new things. Children contribute their own ideas and use their own problem-solving strategies to explore the world around them. Children in this program continue with our Zoophonics program and are introduced to pre-reading skills, math and science. At this stage, children are very curious and eager to discover and master new skills.
We offer both a full-day and a half-day Pre-K program. This program is offered to those children who will be attending or have missed the local school cut-off and offers the opportunity for individual attention and preparation for elementary school. How exciting is it when your child is ready for one of the biggest steps he or she will take? Entering Kindergarten! Selecting the appropriate Pre-K environment is important. Our comprehensive program gives each child the opportunity to learn from a variety of developmentally appropriate materials and equipment. We believe that each child should learn at his or her own pace. Our Pre-K environment encourages open-ended exploration, discovery, and investigation. The curriculum is designed to enhance each child’s self-confidence and to build each child’s self-esteem. It gives the children the opportunity for optimum growth in academics, socialization, physical fitness, and emotional wellbeing.
Pre K’s learn and master many concepts:
- Write first and last name using the proper capitalization, spacing and letter formation
- Recognize and print the alphabet
- Library and literature to enhance each child’s love of reading
- Recognize and write numbers
- Visual discrimination
- Health and nutrition
- Journal writing
- Understand the purpose of the calendar
- Identify our planet, country, state, and city in which they live
- Utilize objects of scientific exploration
A healthy balance of academics and socialization are the perfect stepping stones for a positive school experience.