The preK students practice social-emotional skills as well as additional school readiness skills, such as listening, math, language and writing. More formalized instruction is used to prepare them for kindergarten.
Students have the opportunity to explore and experiment through the use of print- and literacy-rich high-interest themes. Children are taught in the context of themes as a framework for ideas and skills they will learn later in their schooling. This helps to develop reading comprehension as children with rich backgrounds of knowledge have a higher level of comprehension when learning to read.
Throughout the year, we explore core concepts through storytelling, artistic expression, movement and song, as well as through positive play with friends. Activities incorporate practice of skills to work on handwriting, pre-literacy skills and math while also emphasizing problem-solving and conflict resolution skills.
In preK, there are more routines, independence is encouraged, and more sophisticated play occurs — preparing children for new and successful adventures for years to come.