In our Pre-school Program we know children learn the best through active engagement and we help children relate new experiences to what they already know, thereby broadening their areas of thinking. As a child learns and grows, each begins to feel power. Loving, patient, and consistent caregivers encourage this independence but respect the fact that a child still feels the need for security. Through encouragement and praise, the child learns confidence. A primary goal at the center is the development of a healthy, happy, and confident self-image for each child.
THREE-YEAR-OLD, "LEARNING LIONS"
The three-year-old known as the “Learning Lions” is filled to the brim with wonderful decorations that capture each child’s imagination. Our “Learning Lions” look forward to a day of;
-learning to identify upper and lower case letters and the sounds of each letter
-tracing and writing
-exploring musical instruments
-learning to memorize poems and songs
-learning about other cultures in their Pre-Geography unit.
Our “Learning Lions” also focus on a pre-reading approach
FOUR-YEAR-OLD, "SHINING STARS"
The four-year-old class (pre-k), or “Shining Stars”, builds on prior knowledge acquired in the three-year-old class. Now, they are ready to take their knowledge further. Learning to identify vowels and how to put those letters with consonants to formulate words and sounds assist the students in their journey of learning to read.
During the monthly assemblies, the “Shining Stars” take pride in demonstrating their knowledge of classroom materials taught throughout the year. Even the most timid child enjoys the bright lights when they put on their monthly puppet shows. The end of the year concludes with a memorable promotional ceremony.