Welcome to the Pre-K Classroom!
The goal of our Pre-K Curriculum is preparation for Kindergarten. We expose our students to a variety of learning experiences including our Hooked On Phonics Program which helps them recognize more words day by day. Variety of activities and worksheets are given to help emphasize letter sound correlation and short vowels and hard consonants.
Math is crucial at this age because we are reinforcing proper number formation using directional cues top to bottom and left to right. Throughout the year, children will build on their abilities to write numbers from 1-100.
Science & Sensory Pre-Kindergarteners are young learners and science is an extension of their everyday world. Science involves a lot of communication with other students and that builds communication skills as well as social skills. They also learn how to be patient and taking turns becomes a routine. Science is important to learn at this age because it teaches children to form their own opinions, rather than taking those of others for granted. Children are inquisitive about their world, they are constantly making observations, and drawing conclusions about the phenomena of their natural world and we help by providing the essential learning tools that they need.
Gross Motor Skills is the coordination of the arms, legs and other large body parts. At this fragile age, there are so many various new gross motor skills that the kids can learn. These new skills are vital for playing with their peers. Everyone learns at a different pace, however when following a general outline of the development of these gross motor skills help improve balance and even self-confidence. Jumping sideways, skipping 10 feet, and even standing on one foot for 10 seconds is some of the gross motor skills that are being practiced at this age.
Fine Motor Skills refers to the movements we make with the small muscles o the hands. Fine motor skills start to develop as the child’s whole body starts to move and become more stable. Children also learn to do more things with their hands as their cognitive and social/emotional skills improve. Some examples of fine motor skills include cutting straight lines, beading, copying a square, and starting to color inside the lines of a picture.
Self help skills Four and Five year olds love to be independent, other than changing their clothes by themselves, there are many other things that make them feel capable and increase their self-esteem such as helping with daily chores like table setting and picking up toys as well as exploring tying their shoe laces.