VPK/ Pre-Kindergarten 4 – 5 years
Your child is approaching an exciting milestone and the adventure of a lifetime! Our fun and challenging Pre-Kindergarten program is designed specifically to promote his readiness for learning, assurance in social situations and a mastery of many fine and gross motor skills; all of which will benefit him when he moves into the school arena. Our skilled and nurturing teachers will offer a variety of both independent and cooperative learning opportunities as well as provide for generous outdoor playtime to ensure his future academic success.
Your Pre-Kindergartner cognitive skills will be enriched through a variety of challenging math, science, social studies and literacy activities that will take place within our program’s predictable yet flexible daily schedule. Because school readiness means more than a basic knowledge of language, letters and numbers, your child will participate in activities and lessons that will enrich all developmental areas: physical, cognitive, social and emotional competence.
Enthusiastic and Confident Learner
Being an enthusiastic learner is one of the greatest predictors of academic success. Our Pre-Kindergarten program has been designed to specifically so that your child can investigate, explore, ask questions and take initiative for learning about the world. Our warm and educationally focused classrooms will allow him to persist in hands-on math, science and social studies activities that interest him and arouse his natural curiosity. His self-confidence will soar as he is given ample opportunities to make decisions about what materials to use and when to use them. Our teachers will be there to guide, support and challenge him, answer his questions and nurture his love for learning.
Oral-Language Skill Development
Research has shown that future reading success is directly tied to a well-developed oral-vocabulary. Throughout the Pre-Kindergarten year, we will provide a multitude of opportunities and activities designed to not only increase your child’s vocabulary and improve his listening skills but also to present him with wide background knowledge about our world. His teachers will engage him in rich and interesting conversations all through the day and ask thoughtful questions that will stimulate his thinking.
Literacy Promotes Reading Success
Our literacy enriched environments will provide your Pre-Kindergartner with a multitude of print experiences designed to assist him in moving easily into reading. Activities designed to increase his phonological and print awareness, narrative skills and letter knowledge are regular components of your Pre-Kindergartner’s day, while the Pre-K Word Wall in his classroom will introduce sight words and expand his writing skills in a fun and interactive way.
Computers and Other Technology
Using computers is an everyday component of our preschool program, allowing your child to practice and develop new skills through a variety of language, literacy, math and science lessons. Preschool