Our Pre-School classes follow the Frog Street Press curriculum and a learning centers based approach to learning. Teachers use developmental checklists and age level training to develop age appropriate activities and experiences within the weekly center wide thematic topic. We focus on Fine Motor Skill development, specifically in the area of writing skills, to develop a strong base for the Pre-K class. 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-School classrooms have their own playgrounds that include slides, swings, basketball hoops and playhouses. Additionally, they use the air-conditioned 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, these classrooms participate 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 harvesting of vegetables.