Preschool Program

The Preschool Program is designed to serve children from 31 months to the entrance of Kindergarten.  This program encourages preschoolers to be independent while learning and cooperative with other children.  Staff members provide guidance and direction and assist the preschoolers in learning more about the world around them.

Group size: 20 children - Adult to Child Ratio: 1:10

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Activity

Description

Singing and Music

Promotes music appreciation by providing listening, singing, & dancing activities through the use of CD’s, tapes, musical instruments, and through Growing with Music (an independent program that comes into the center).

Reading Time

Promotes multi-cultural learning about community, family, values, and emotions through the use of books, magazines, the magnet board, taped stories, & flannel board stories.

Circle Time and Story Time

Develops listening and communication skills through group activities such as: songs, finger plays, and flannel board stories.

Writing Experience

Develops basic writing skills and explores the written language through the use of easels, chalks, pencils, pens, and doodle boards.

Science

Promotes learning about science and discovering our world through the use of a sensory table, water table, magnifying glass and simple experiments.

Math

Develops counting and number recognition skills through the use of manipulative toys, flashcards, and puzzles.

Computers

Introduces and develops basic computer skills through the use of educational computer games.

Arts and Crafts

Introduces art through structured projects and provides guided practice with paint, crayons, markers, glue, and scissors.

Space & Sequence

Develops an understanding of numerical order through file folder games and flip cards, as well as strengthens special awareness skills (above, under, next to) through verbal direction, games, and books.

Dramatic Play

Develops social skills and allows pre-schoolers to explore real life through imaginary play by using “life like” toys such as: the play kitchen, dolls, cars, trucks, puppets, dress up clothing and theme props.

Cognitive Development

Stimulates thinking and reasoning skills through the use of number/letter games and card games.

Sensory Development

Stimulates the tactile development through the use of texture-based stations such as water, the sand or rice table, and cooking.

Manipulative Development

Develops fine motor skills through the use of legos, lacing beads, links, and thistle blocks.

Large Muscle Movement

Develops gross motor skills through the use of tricycles and other sports equipment.

Outside Play

Promotes appreciation of nature through group walks, playground activities, and field trips.

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