Our Pre-Kindergarten classrooms are for children that have already turned four years old. As part of our partnership with Alief ISD, all of the Pre-K classrooms were recently outfitted with new furniture, toys, and learning materials. Handwriting centers, listening centers, and science centers, among others, have been designed to capture the children’s attention and are part of the daily center rotation. iPads are used throughout the year for learning-based activities and games provided by Alief ISD.
Our Pre-Kindergarten 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.
Children attending our Pre-K program wear a basic uniform consisting of Khaki bottoms (pants, shorts, or skirts) and Hunter Green tops.