- Our goal is to provide a quality, safe environment and program consistent with the highest standards which will allow each child to develop at their own rate of speed. Academically, spiritually, physically, and emotionally.
- Help them develop positive self-esteem.
- Develop social skills, as well as communication skills for solving problems peaceably.
- Develop the ability to work and cooperate in small and large groups. Understand and respect the property of others.
- Increase their capacity to think, reason, question, and experiment.
- Develop language and early literacy skills.
- Build early writing skills. This includes letter recognition, letter-sound matching, ideas of printing.
- Build oral and listening skills.
- Develop familiarity with numbers and mathematical reasoning skills.
- Develop awareness and appreciation of art, music, poems, and books. Experience the artistic process.
- Increase participation in play, singing, creative experiences, rhythmic activities, and dramatic play.
- Develop large and small muscle coordination and activities designed to foster good habits of health and safety. This includes activities geared toward building strong muscles and coordination.
Kindergarten Readiness Skills we are working on in our Pre K programs
- Knows full name and age
- Counts and recognizes numbers 1-100
- Understands the difference between letters and numbers
- Knows vocabulary for body parts, animals, food, directions, household objects, and feelings
Listening & Speaking
- Speaks clearly enough for strangers to understand
- Follows spoken directions the first time they are given
- Is willing to participate
- Retells simple story (in sequence)
- Can button, zip, tie, and toilet themselves
- Can sit and participate in an activity for 15-20 minutes
- Enjoys books
- Pretends to read
Gross Motor Skills
- Runs, jumps, climbs, hops
- Can walk a straight line
- Rides a tricycle & pumps a swing
- Catches a ball
- Skips and alternates feet on stairs
Fine Motor Skills
- Can use crayons, scissors, blue, and pencil with confidence
- Can write name clearly
- Can copy simple shapes
- Can trace and outline
- Gets along in a group setting (can play without fighting and settles minor differences)
- Is comfortable away from parents for six hours
- Understands children must do what teacher asks
- Wants to go to school
- Can be patient and considerate of others