Prekindergarten enrollment is for children that are 4 years old by September 30. Exceptions may be made at the school’s discretion. It is a full-day program (8:30 am – 3:00 pm), five days a week. Children may also participate in the Before and After School Program (as early as 7:00 am and as late as 6:30 pm). The curriculum builds on the Preschool Program with a developmentally appropriate focus on similar areas, and, most importantly, with a joyful exposure to the school setting and a growing excitement about learning.
Emotional/social development: Listening, expressing ideas and feelings, interacting and sharing with peers, following class rules, taking responsibility, respecting others, resolving conflict peacefully.
Early academic learning: Language development, speech refinement, recognizing letters and numbers, making and using letters and numbers, graphing, pre-reading skills, book care, making predictions (mathematical, scientific, and in literature), pre-writing skills, mathematical comparisons, scientific observations and hypotheses, describing artwork in more detail, and dictating both observations and experiences.
Physical development: Fine and gross motor skills, large muscle development through outdoor play and music-connected movement, large and small block building, and physical safety and privacy.
Creative expression: Drawing, singing, dancing, dramatic play and telling and acting out stories.