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.