Our Pre-K classrooms follow the Frog Street Press curriculum and a learning centers based approach to learning. We also use Handwriting Without Tears and other resources from Scholastic to prepare our children for a seamless and successful transition to Kindergarten. Teachers use developmental checklists, Kindergarten math and phonics exercises and the latest learning tools (iPADS) enveloped in a weekly thematic topic.
Through our partnership with Alief ISD, our Pre-K classrooms accept children who qualify for the Alief ISD Pre-K Programs and we follow the Alief ISD Frog Street Press curriculum along with all of their other assessment and training requirements. We save samples of each child’s work in a portfolio so that parents can view the development over the course of the school year. These are generally shared at parent-teacher conferences scheduled for December and May.
The Pre-K classrooms have their own large, shaded playgrounds that include swings and a basketball hoop. There is also a large open field for football and soccer. Additionally, Pre-K uses the gym on rainy and hot days to take advantage of additional play and learning experiences including riding toys, parachute play, soccer and basketball.
Each year, the Pre-K classrooms participate fully in the planting of the vegetable garden and their teachers take them through the garden on a regular basis to look at the growth and participate in the harvesting of vegetables.
At the end of each school year, the Pre-K students get to participate in a Pre-K graduation ceremony that includes songs, dances and diploma presentations. This is often a highlight as parents, and grandparents alike, get to watch and participate.