4-5 years of age
Our Pre-K program has a very important task. This room is designed to take the Ohio Early Learning Content Standards and the Ohio Kindergarten Content Standards, and mesh them to have a complete curriculum. The children will prepare for Kindergarten through development of literary skills, music and movement, social studies, science, math, sensory play and more. Children will begin to differentiate between upper and lower case letter recognition and learn to write their first and last names correctly. They will also become familiar with numbers through 100 while still working on important mathematic skills such as one to one correspondence, counting, comparing and grouping.
The children will start to use their recall skills to process information that has been introduced to them. In the past, recall skills have been used for simple questions (what did you eat for dinner last night?). As children mature, this skill will be called on for important tasks (what letter did we talk about yesterday? Who remembers what this letter sounds like?).
Through hands on activities, group demonstrations and one-on-one attention, the children will receive the guidance they need to have a strong jump start to their academic career. The teachers will take assessments throughout the year to gauge your child’s readiness for Kindergarten. These assessments will help the teachers individualize learning, and keep parents up to date for Kindergarten assessments through the school system. Our goal is to make learning fun, meaningful, and successful! The children will grow socially, emotionally and cognitively in this very important year.