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Preschool

JUNIOR PRESCHOOL (2-3)

READING SKILLS

  • Can listen to most of a story being read aloud
  • Can retell simple short familiar stories
  • Can use pictures to describe and predict stories and information in books
  • Can distinguish pictures from letters and words in text
  • Can distinguish between sounds that are the same and different
  • Can recognize name in environmental print
  • Can name some letters of the alphabet
  • Can produce some sounds of the alphabet

WRITING SKILLS

  • Can use thumb and fingers of one hand to hold writing tool
  • Can use marks and “scribbling writing” to represent objects and ideas
  • Can use drawing and dictating to create a variety of text

MATH SKILLS

  • Can solve addition word problems using objects within five
  • Can solve subtraction word problems using objects within five
  • Can count to 10 by ones
  • Can count on from any number within 10
  • Can identify numbers one to five
  • Can count to tell how many objects are in a group up to five
  • Can sort objects into given groups
  • Can identify and give attributes of a circle, square and triangle

PRESCHOOL (3YEAR OLDS)

The word that best describes the preschool classroom is “learning.” The day starts with a group circle time, moves to discussion, then leads into dance, music and exercise classes. The children also participate in group and individual activities, spend a lot of time developing pre-reading and pre-math skills, and developing social skills.

Supporting each child during this time in their life helps to instill a sense of confidence and accomplishment in their daily successes.

Our preschool curriculum is divided into weekly, theme-based units. We introduce fun learning activities each week, strengthening and increasing vocabulary and developing character. Group and individual activities complement your child’s developmental growth and provide them with many opportunities to explore personal interests.

READING SKILLS

  • Can listen to an entire story being read aloud
  • Can retell simple short familiar stories
  • Can use pictures to describe and predict stories and information in books
  • Can distinguish pictures from letters and words in text
  • Can distinguish between sounds that are the same and different
  • Can recognize name in environmental print
  • Can name most letters of the alphabet
  • Can produce sounds of the alphabet

WRITING SKILLS

  • Can use a three-finger grasp to hold a writing tool
  • Can print some letters of name correctly
  • Can demonstrate correct letter formation of some letters in own writing
  • Can “read” what child has written
  • Can use drawing, dictating and emergent writing to create a variety of text

MATH SKILLS

  • Can solve addition word problems using objects within 10
  • Can solve subtraction word problems using objects within 10
  • Can count to 15 by ones
  • Can count on from any number within 15
  • Can identify numerals zero to nine
  • Can write numerals zero to five
  • Can count to tell how many objects are in a group up to 10
  • Can compare groups of objects, telling which group is greater than, less than or equal to a group
  • Can sort objects into given groups
  • Can identify and give attributes of a circle, square, rectangle and triangle
  • Can understand positional words (under, on, in, up, down)
  • Can combine simple shapes to form larger shapes

PRE-KINDERGARTEN (4-5YEAR OLDS)

Our pre-kindergarten curriculum includes language arts and comprehension, phonics and listening skills, computers, vocabulary, literature, math readiness, art, manners and values, and morals.

Preschool provides numerous opportunities to succeed and build positive self-esteem. Your child will learn how picture or letters are alike, different, missing parts, or reserved. They will develop strength in the finger and hand muscles and develop hand-eye coordination.

In addition, preschoolers will learn to work from left to right and copy shapes and patterns. They will have opportunities to discover new concepts, make decisions, understand commitment and responsibility, and experience pride, loyalty, and humor in a nurturing environment. After preschool, our children are well prepared for Kindergarten. Our staff inspires a love for learning that will last a lifetime.

READING SKILLS

  • Can ask and answer questions about the characters and major events in a story
  • Can identify the characters and major events in a story
  • Can describe what part of the story the illustration depicts
  • Can define the role of author and illustrator of a story
  • Can discuss similarities and differences between two texts on the same topic
  • Can recognize and produce rhyming words
  • Can blend and segment spoken words into syllables
  • Can blend and segment onset and rime in single-syllable spoken words
  • Can identify the initial and final sound in a word
  • Can “read” familiar environmental print words
  • Can recognize the sounds of all lower and upper case letters
  • Can name all lower and upper case letters
  • Can hold a book correctly when “reading” it

WRITING SKILLS

  • Can use a three-finger grasp to hold a writing tool
  • Can print own name with correct capitalization
  • Can print meaningful words with mock letters and some actual letters
  • Can demonstrate correct letter formation of most letters
  • Can write clusters of letters to show individual words
  • Can “read” what child has written
  • Can attempt to use punctuation in writing
  • Can use drawing, dictating and emergent writing to create a variety of text

MATH SKILLS

  • Can solve addition word problems using objects
  • Can solve subtraction word problems using objects
  • Can find all the ways to make 10 with the numbers one to nine using objects
  • Can find all the ways to make 10 with the numbers one to nine using drawings
  • Can count to 20 by ones
  • Can count to 50 by tens
  • Can count on from any number within 20
  • Can write numbers zero to nine
  • Can count to tell how many objects are in a group up to 20
  • Can compare groups of objects, telling which group is greater than, less than or equal to a group
  • Can answer questions based on simple data
  • Can order objects using measurable attributes
  • Can sort objects by one or more attributes
  • Can identify and give attributes of a circle, square, rectangle, triangle and hexagon
  • Can recognize, duplicate and extend simple patterns
  • Can measure length and volume using non-standard measurement tools
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OUR MISSION STATEMENT

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