Pre-kindergarten consists of up to 19 children aged 4-5 years with one teacher for every twelve children.
The pre-kindergarten curriculum is divided into group learning and individual learning. Our lesson plans are designed to teach the children in a group setting or "circle" and cover many different subjects. Some of these include math, science, music, social studies and art. These are designed to give the children the opportunity to learn about many subjects and give them practice for the grade school setting.
We also continue individualized curriculum to give each child the best and most thorough education possible. Each child continues with their "folder" with a goal in each of the following areas: reading, gross motor, fine motor, safety, handwriting, numbers, language, social skills and independence. Each child is allowed to learn at their own pace and may progress through the curriculum at a speed that will give them the most opportunities to learn.
We believe children do best when the environment and expectations are consistent. In kindergarten we primarily use positive reinforcement. We provide reinforcement for appropriate behaviors in an effort to prevent not so desirable behaviors. Prompts are given to remind the child what the appropriate behavior is in a situation. Redirection is used when appropriate.