Pre-Scholars Area

Curiosity and inquisitiveness make learning and exploration so much fun with 3 year old preschoolers. At this age, their language is more defined as they can clearly communicate with others. They ask many questions as they try to understand their world. Their independence is heightened at this age and is often demonstrated in their desire to do it all by themselves. At this stage in life they tend to express concern for others, follow directions, and make clear choices. Potty trained or almost there, they are ready to take on the world.

In order to maximize the learning potential of preschoolers, our Pre-Scholars classrooms feature a more academic environment with multiple opportunities for play and exploration woven throughout the day. Young minds are malleable and easily able to grasp new concepts. By providing a foundation to academic learning and social interaction, it is our mission to prepare our Pre-Scholars for the demands of kindergarten and elementary school years. We do so by engaging them in structured, developmentally appropriate learning opportunities in reading, writing, math, science, technology, and manipulative play.

Each Pre-Scholar receives a personal sleeping cot and parents are asked to bring in blankets. Cots are safely disinfected at the end of each day. Our teachers sanitize toys and bathrooms regularly throughout the day to ensure cleanliness. We limit class size to 20 Pre-Scholars with two teachers, always maintaining a 1:10 teacher-student ratio. Breakfast, lunch, and 2-3 snacks are provided daily.

Curriculum

In addition to dramatic play, socialization activities, and loads of fun, our teachers ramp up instruction to engage our Pre-Scholars in core academic learning sure to prepare them for kindergarten readiness and beyond. Phonemic awareness, phonics instruction, sight words, handwriting, and math become the primary focus during our structured learning times. Teachers observe student learning, maintain anecdotal records and assess students bi-weekly to document growth of each child. These notes are also used to differentiate instruction and provide one-on-one learning to ensure each child successfully masters our learning milestones and objectives.

Core math skills are taught within a more structured approach to learning math and to extend learning beyond shapes and colors. Students begin to sort, match, count objects, and complete basic addition and subtraction activities. A Beka, a nationally recognized curricular program, is continued in our Pre-Scholars class. Teachers engage children in phonics, language development, vocabulary and featured stories. We also utilize A Beka’s Christian materials to highlight children’s Bible stories to enhance character development.

We are most excited about our Pre-Scholars engaging in weekly S.T.E.A.M. lessons. Beginning at age 3, we introduce S.T.E.A.M. to extend learning beyond ABCs and 123s.  Children create arts & crafts, engage in hands-on activities, and interact with fun educational games using touch-screen computers!  Each week, teachers prepare high interest science, math, and engineering projects to promote problem solving and critical thinking. Visit our curriculum page for more details!

Each classroom is filled with age appropriate toys and books that are explored independently by students during center time. Parental daily reports are provided to update families with meal and nap times, potty breaks and all activities accomplished each day.

Sample Schedule

A parental daily report is given to update each family on meal & nap times and all activities accomplished each day.

Time Activity
6:30 — 8:15 AM Open Learning Centers & Breakfast
8:30 — 9:00 AM Circle Time (Prayer / Story Time / Pledge / Attendance / Weather / Calendar)
9:00 — 10:00 AM Rotations: S.T.E.A.M. Lesson / Language & Literacy / Learning Centers
10:00 — 10:30 AM Physical Development Outdoor Play
10:30 — 11:00 AM Potty Break / Hand-washing / Water Break / AM Snack
11:00 — 11:30 AM A Beka Language Development Activities
11:30 — 12:00 PM Saxon Math
12:00 — 12:45 PM Lunch Preparation and Lunch
12:45 — 1:00 PM Potty / Hand-washing / Nap Preparation
1:00 — 3:00 PM Nap Time
3:00 — 3:30 PM Potty / PM Snack / Music & Movement
3:30 — 4:00 PM Physical Development Outdoor Play
4:00 — 4:15 PM Hand-washing / Water Break
4:15 — 4:30 PM Circle Time (Featured Story / Spanish & Sign Language / Sight Words / Daily Review)
4:30 — 5:30 PM Potty / Hand-washing / Handwriting & Letter Tracing / Math Manipulatives
5:30 — 6:30 PM Late Evening Snack & Rotations (Literacy / Dramatic Play / Manipulatives / Table Top Activities)

Nutrition Program

Please click our Monthly Menu below to see the carefully planned meals our chef prepares onsite daily. Our meals are nutritious, delicious and sure to please each little tummy. With two primary thoughts in mind, children’s taste buds and healthy foods, our menu offers a yummy balance of proteins, grains, vegetables and fruit.

Weekly tuition includes breakfast, lunch, and 2-3 nutritious snacks.

Monthly Menu


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