"Independent Thinkers" still need plenty of love and attention
Our Kindergarten Prep program has been specifically designed to meet and exceed the needs of today’s active Pre-K student. We not only focus on preparing children for kindergarten but also on instilling the skills and confidence needed for a lifetime of academic success. Pre-K teachers plan enrichment activities around core academic subjects such as literary, math, science and social studies, as well as other essential areas such as art, music, social-emotional development, health and fitness. Through these activities, we support children as they learn about their strengths and work on their weaknesses.
Take ownership of their own learning
Teachers use Creative Curriculum®, STEAM and other research-based resources to prepare weekly lesson plans. Listening, speaking, reading and writing are all areas that we work on to build literacy skills. Children are also given leadership opportunities especially through our science and technology activities to discover things on their own, investigate, imagine and create. We believe these opportunities are critical for children to take ownership over their own learning and to develop skills in problem-solving, communication and teamwork. While our Pre-K program introduces a higher level of structure and organization so that lesson plans meet learning objectives, we stay true to our teaching philosophy and child-centered approach, which prioritize children’s interests, hands-on learning and active play.
As they master new skills at school and at home, our Independent Thinkers become increasingly self-sufficient and self-reliant. As much as they love to be independent, however, we know that our children need even more love and attention. We look forward to the challenge of preparing our students for academic success and for success in a complex and ever-changing world.
Children who attend preschool programs, on average, gain about a third of a year of additional learning across language, reading, and math skills.
Increasing evidence shows that the positive effects that early childhood education have on children are founded on the interactions that they have with their teachers. Such interactions build higher-order thinking skills as well as knowledge of specific content and elicit warm, responsive reciprocal interactions.
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