Setting the Stage for Kindergarten
The Pre-Kindergarten program is for preparing children ages four to five for Kindergarten.
In Pre-K, they begin to develop the social, academic, and emotional skills they need to enjoy a lifetime of learning. In a warm, nurturing environment, they experience the delight of self-reliance, the joy of being part of a group, and the thrill of learning.
The Pre-K program helps children explore the world through a series of weekly themes:
The themes inspire the week’s learning centers at which children become actively engaged in lessons in a variety of areas, including:
- Early Reading Literacy
Our pre-K students also have the unique opportunity to meet with our fifth-grade Language Ambassadors, who visit the class bi-weekly to introduce the students to Spanish.
The Pre-K program consists of Five Half-Days a Week (8:30 – 11:30 am)
Option in mid-winter of adding one full day
Pre-K students enjoy a wide variety of learning opportunities:
- Physical education in the Robert J. Nolan Gymnasium
- Computer training in our technology lab
- New letter of the alphabet each week
- Learning shapes and sounds
- Projects that help develop fine motor, visual and handwriting skills